Archive for category: Other Cancers
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...

17
November
2017

Joanna shares her mouth cancer story

Civil servant Joanna May, from Co Down, was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells on her tongue – she shares her story to help highlight mouth cancer awareness month in November, and stresses the need for regular check-ups. She says: “It all started about four years ago when I hurt my shoulder. I...

04
November
2016

Armagh family step up for pancreatic cancer month

Young Armagh woman Grainne O’Neill is pulling out all the stops to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer in memory of her mother Anne who lost her battle with the disease over two years ago in 2014. Grainne has raised an impressive £40,000 for charities like Cancer Focus Northern Ireland who work wit...

25
August
2015

Belfast mum warns of thyroid cancer

Belfast mum Kylee Murphy wants to alert other young women to the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer in September – thyroid cancer awareness month – after getting a shock diagnosis earlier this year. The 29-year-old has just completed her treatment and is waiting to find out if it’s bee...

04
August
2015

Michele left scarred by skin cancer

Michele Slane (41) lives in west Belfast with husband Francis and her two children Neil (22) and Kirsty (10).  Michele, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2010, warns of the dangers of sunbeds and sunbathing. She says: “From about the age of 17 until 30 I used sunbeds on a regular ba...