Survivorship Education (LACES)

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Moving on from cancer treatment, whether you have finished active treatment or are on maintenance therapy can be daunting.

Our LACES (Life and Cancer – Enhancing Survivorship) workshop can help you to adjust, live well, and feel your best, physically and emotionally.  

The online session will give you lots of advice on topics such as

  • Physical activity   
  • Healthy eating and the benefits of eating well
  • Your mental health and feelings after treatment
  • Money, work and practical matters
  • Confidence, body image and intimacy
  • Follow-up medical care
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“The workshop is very informative in all the areas covered, really helped to be able share your experiences and get tips from others.”

LACES participant
LACES was developed by The Irish Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP).


Who is this workshop for?

The LACES workshop is for adult patients:

  • Who have finished treatment
  • Who are on maintenance therapy and living well with advanced cancer

Please note the workshop is for patients only. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate friends and family members.

What will you learn in this workshop?

LACES will give you information and support to enhance your quality of life and help you feel more in control. Topics include diet, exercise, wellbeing, finance and follow-up medical care. You will also find out about supports and services that can help you.

What happens at a workshop?

You and the other participants will meet one of our cancer nurses.

The nurse will take you through a series of helpful short videos. The videos have information and advice from experts such as social workers, dietitians, physiotherapists and psycho-oncologists.

You will then have a chance to chat and ask any questions you have.

When are the workshops?

At the moment, the workshops are online on Tuesday mornings.  

Do I need to attend more than once?

No. All the information is given in a single session.

How can I join a workshop?

Speak with your clinical nurse specialist, who can refer you to our Patient Education Officer.

If you have any questions or want more information, you can contact us at 

We will call or email you back.  

LACES videos

Find more support

Our cancer nurses can give you advice about websites, supports and services that can help you to live well. Call them on Freephone 1800 200 700 or visit a Daffodil Centre. 

Cancer nurse Anne-Marie
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“It let me see that you are not alone and your experiences are similar to 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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For more information

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1800 200 700

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