Archive for category: General
11
November
2020

MLAs told of 1,130 ‘missing’ cancer patients

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

09
January
2020

New Year, New Decade, New You

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is starting the new decade by encouraging everyone to make a few small changes to benefit you and your family, improve your health and help lower your risk of cancer. In Northern Ireland over 13,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. However, many cancers can...

21
April
2017

Stay alert for bowel cancer

Jill Pearson (48) was diagnosed with bowel cancer ten years ago. She has two sons, Harvey (14) and Jacob (12). As part of Bowel Cancer month in April, she is backing the charity’s call for everyone to take up screening when they receive their test from the NHS. Jill says:  “I’ve never talked publicl...

28
October
2016

Cancer Focus NI welcomes health reform report

Roisin Foster, Chief Executive of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, has welcomed the Bengoa report’s key recommendations and the Health Minister’s resolve to implement them. “It’s very clear that our Health and Social Care service needs major reform in order to be sustainable for the future, so it’s cr...

17
February
2016

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

Thirteen charities have warned that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. A total of 18,648 charity shop customers from all over Northern Ireland signed a petition calling for charity shops to retain their no rates sta...