Author archive: Louise Carey
07
October
2021

Cancer charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Leading local cancer charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland today welcomed the Health Minister’s implementation of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. The charity said the announcement was a major positive step towards a tobacco–free Northern Ireland and to improving the health of under 18s....

30
September
2021

Cancer Focus NI extremely disappointed in long cancer waiting times

Leading local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has responded to the Department of Health’s recent quarterly cancer waiting times (April – June 2021).   Richard Spratt, CEO of Cancer Focus NI has said, “We are extremely disappointed to see that, yet again, large numbers of local cancer patients...

20
September
2021

Cancer Focus NI responds to official 2019 cancer statistics  

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed today’s release of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry’s most up to date statistics on cancers diagnosed here.  The document includes information on the number and types of cancers diagnosed in Northern Ireland in 2019.   Welcoming the report Richard Sprat...

09
September
2021

Local woman raises awareness of womb cancer after diagnosis 

September marks Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.  Local woman Denise Kettyles (54) from Lisbellaw was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in January 2021 and is playing her part to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and support available to women diagnosed from Cancer Focus...

04
March
2021

Make March your month to Quit

Cancer patient Jill Tsang is urging smokers to stub out the habit and Make March your Month to Quit. The 38-year-old Belfast mum stopped smoking on September 23, 2020, with help from the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland stop smoking service after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer Focus NI sa...