There is no single treatment for cancer. After careful assessment of your individual case, doctors use different treatments, or a combination of them, to achieve the best outcome. Find out more here about the main treatment types available.

Talk to us on our Cancer Nurseline Freephone 1800 200 700.
Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm & Fri 9am-5pm

Find out more information on side-effects of cancer treatments. 


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Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to target and destroy cancer cells in the affected area.


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Several different types of treatment are available or in development. Find out more about

A clinical trial is a research study that looks for new ways of preventing, screening and treating cancer. Find out more about clinical trials and cancer research.

Find out more about how hormone therapy works.

Learn more about the difference between conventional medicine and complementary and alternative therapies.

Learn more about the different surgery options for different cancer types.

Talk to a cancer nurse

Call our Cancer Nurseline
Freefone 1 800 200 700

Confidential advice, support and information
Mon-Thur 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm

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Daffodil Centres

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Centres provide cancer information, support and advice in local hospitals.

Find a Daffodil Centre

Get help with transport

You may be eligible for some assistance with transport or attending costs when you are visiting hospital for cancer tests or treatment. For more information please see our Travel2Care and Volunteer Driver Service programme pages.