Chemotherapy education


The Irish Cancer Society delivers an education workshop called Chemotherapy Education (ChemoEd) as part of our education programme offering.


Who is this workshop for?

This service supports adult patients who are due to begin chemotherapy treatment shortly. 

Family members and friends are welcome.

What will you learn in this workshop?

Attending this information programme prior to starting your treatment will help you to gain a better understanding of your treatment plan , understand chemotherapy side effects and how to manage these side effects, provide you with guidance  about hospital supports , all of which will inform , empower and support you.

How is education provided?

Chemotherapy Education is a workshop facilitated by specialist cancer nurses from the Irish Cancer Society. Topics are addressed using video followed by discussions where questions can be answered.

Participants can attend either on-line or in-person as part of a group. 

When is this available?

We hold on-line sessions each Wednesday morning and each Thursday afternoon.

We also hold dedicated sessions in-person at some of our Daffodil Centre locations.

Do I need to attend more than once?

The workshop is a once-off education session.

Where is the training carried out?

Chemotherapy Education is on-line at the moment, in-person group sessions will recommence at the discretion of individual hospitals in line with public health restrictions. 

How do I make a referral to the Patient Education service?

Speak with your clinical nurse specialist who can make a referral to the Daffodil Centre or to our Patient Education (PE) service. 

For more information you can contact us at phone number to be  confirmed or at

You will then receive a follow up call and/or email to handle your request.

Is this workshop required?

Pre-treatment education is a requirement.

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-Excellent information received in a helpful and supportive manner.

-I went away feeling more at ease knowing there was so much support out there.

-I feel I have information that will help me to cope at home in between treatments. That was my biggest fear but this session has really helped me to feel confident that I can cope and there is help out there.

-I found the Daffodil Nurse very helpful and she helped me with the information I needed. The video gave me a clear picture of what's happening. I was very glad to get the opportunity to meet her as it made everything easier for me.

ChemoEd course participants
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For more information

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1800 200 700

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