Survivorship Education (LACES)

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The Irish Cancer Society delivers an education workshop called Life and Cancer – Enhancing Survivorship (LACES) as part of our education programme offering. 

FAQs

Who is this workshop for?

This service supports adult patients who have finished treatment* or are settled into maintenance therapy and living well with advanced cancer.

*Treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy and chemotherapy 

Patients are advised to attend this independently.

What will you learn in this workshop?

Attending this workshop allows patients to access quality information on topics such as diet, exercise, wellbeing, finance, self-management and signposts you to supports to empower and enhance your quality of life.  

How is education provided?

LACES 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 an on-line session each Tuesday morning. 

We have not started the in-person sessions at this time.

Do I need to attend more than once?

The workshop is a once-off education session.

Where is the training carried out?

LACES is on-line at the moment, in-person group sessions will commence 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 daffodilcentreinfo@irishcancer.ie 

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

Is this workshop required?

Post-treatment education is strongly recommended.

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“It let me see that you are not alone and your experiences are similar to others”

“The workshop is very informative in all the areas covered, really helped to be able share your experiences and get tips from others.”

“The whole approach by the facilitators ensured clients were made to feel at ease, the pace was just right, the feeling of not being alone on your cancer experience.”

“The warmth and caring nature of the facilitators was one of the best parts of the workshop, being able to listen to other people's stories and realise while everyone's journey was different and difficult at times, there was a lot of positivity.”

LACES course participants
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1800 200 700

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