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The Real Cost of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is seeking to understand the financial implications of a childhood and adolescent cancer diagnosis.

What is the real cost of childhood and adolescent cancer? Each year, approximately 200 children/adolescents are diagnosed with cancer. Families and adult survivors can face many challenges as a result, not least financial.

The Irish Cancer Society has asked Core Research to do some research to understand the financial impact of a childhood and adolescent cancer diagnosis. We want to find out more about:

  • How families of children/adolescents with cancer are affected by some medical and non-medical costs related with a child’s care
  • If adult survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer experience a financial impact as result of their cancer diagnosis in childhood and adolescence

The research is taking place in 2 parts:

An online survey questionnaire (run between 5-19 August 2021) to understand the range of costs associated with a cancer diagnosis.

  1. An online survey questionnaire (run between 5-19 August 2021) to understand the range of costs associated with a cancer diagnosis.
  2. An online community in which parents/guardians and adults survivors can share their experience, taking place in late August/early September 2021.

Share your story

The Irish Cancer Society invites people to share their story if they have been impacted by a childhood/adolescent cancer diagnosis. If you are a parent/guardian or adult survivor, and interested in becoming a media volunteer, please fill out our online interest form and a member of our team will contact you.

Media volunteers can play an important role in sharing their experience and in raising awareness of specific issues. Media volunteers may be asked to share their story in national or local newspapers and/or magazines, on the Irish Cancer Society website, social media or in publications, on the radio or television.

Data protection

Please find more information on the Irish Cancer Society’s Privacy Policy here.

If you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data in this research or to exercise your data protection rights, please contact the Irish Cancer Society Data Protection Officer at: dataprotect@irishcancer.ie

Core’s Privacy Policy can be found here.

Contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line

If you have worries or concerns about cancer, you can speak confidentially to an Irish Cancer Society Cancer Nurse through the Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700. Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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