Author archive: Louise Carey
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...

13
January
2021

Call for new All-Island Cancer Research Institute

Leading Northern Ireland cancer specialist Professor Mark Lawler today called for an All-Island Cancer Research Institute which he said would yield far-reaching benefits for the population. Time for change Speaking at an online meeting of Stormont’s All Party Group on Cancer (APGC), Prof Lawler said...

12
November
2020

Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer charity urges ‘If in doubt – get checked out’  Cases of mouth cancer in Northern Ireland are expected to almost double between 2015 and 2035, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland said today.    Between 2014 and 2018 an average of 246 people in Northern Ireland were diagnosed with mouth cancer each y...

11
November
2020

MLAs told of 1,130 ‘missing’ cancer patients

PRESS RELEASE 11 November 2020  Northern Ireland MLAs learned of 1,130 ‘missing’ local cancer patients during a virtual All Party Group on Cancer (APGC) meeting. A study by NI Cancer Registry Director, Professor Anna Gavin, indicated that between March and August this year there had been 23% fewer c...

28
October
2020

Ladies clock up 2 million steps for Cancer Focus NI

A group of energetic Co Antrim ladies have walked an amazing two million steps in a week to raise a bumper £2,500 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign during October. Twenty-two women, most of them mums, have been out and about pushing buggies and paci...