To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
You might have to put up with baldy jokes for a few weeks, or endure gasps at your head of pink hair. Whether you're going to be a Monk or a Punk, we’d be so happy you for you to join us. Because of you, we can continue to provide our free services to people across Ireland in their time of need.
The incidence of cancer is increasing and demand for our services continues to grow. We are fighting cancer on every level - raising awareness, funding research and providing nursing care and support. None of this would be possible without you. Despite very challenging times, the people of Ireland continue to dig deep for us and we can’t thank you enough for your incredible dedication, energy and support.
“My research involves looking at how tumour cells interact with the immune system and trying to use these insights to discover novel ways of detecting cancer and identifying potential targets for cancer therapy. The Irish Cancer Society research fellowship will allow me to establish myself as a forerunner in the field of cancer specific immune responses in Ireland, and will give me the opportunity to translate my research from bench to bedside”.
- Dr. Gregor Kijanka, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University
If you have money concerns regarding your cancer diagnosis, you can talk to us: we provide information on financial aid and where to find support.
We've created a special fund to help families in financial hardship when faced with a cancer diagnosis. The fund is for patients that have been diagnosed with cancer, and who are personally unable to meet a specific financial burden that arises exclusively out of a diagnosis or treatment of cancer. This is a limited fund for needy cases, where other non-charitable sources are unable to help (like social welfare assistance, community welfare officer, or community groups).
Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person will have to face in their lifetime. All of our Survivors Supporting Survivors volunteers have had a cancer diagnosis. The volunteers have been carefully selected and trained to give support, practical information and reassurance when you need it most. You can speak to someone who really knows what you're going through. Learn more about this programme.
This is just a sample of the range of services we offer. Our core services do not receive any Government funding, which is why we need people like you.