We are a community of survivors, families, patients, friends, nurses, doctors, scientists, professionals, supporters and volunteers.
Below is a collection of stories from cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, Irish Cancer Society staff, volunteers, researchers and many other types of people who together make up our organisation. Be inspired and know that you are not alone in your journey.
“Every cancer treatment is different but because we’re all on the trial, we’ve had such similar experiences.” - Emma's story
Courtney's Story - "Listen to your body and your gut, you know your own body better than anyone."
"Any nurse that I have ever met who does this job truly, truly loves it.” - International Nurses Day
"The potential to make a difference in someone’s life has always motivated me when caring for cancer patients."
The Irish Cancer has welcomed the abolition of hospital in-patient charges which comes into effect from today.
Sinéad's story - "I strongly urge people to be an advocate for their health and well-being."
Brendan's story - "It’s really important that people overcome their squeamishness about this process."
Sharing your story can help to raise cancer awareness, inform people about our services, appeal for volunteers, and bring reassurance to cancer patients and their loved ones.
We are always looking for people to share their stories in order to raise awareness about cancer – from how to spot its symptoms early, how to treat it, living beyond cancer, or how to prevent it completely.
If you would like to share your story with us, learn more about what’s involved.