Archive for category: Prevention

Call for urgent action on HPV vaccine for NI boys

The urgent need to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was highlighted today (Wed 7th Nov) at the annual Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Men’s Health Conference. Unless an implementation plan for the vaccine’s roll out is made available soon there is a danger that boys in...


Take care in the sun & check UV levels

With temperatures on the rise, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland say people should enjoy the good weather – but urge them to take care in the sun. PHA and Cancer Focus NI are also reminding people that the UV Index is a good guide to how strong the sun is. When t...


Cancer Focus NI’s men’s health conference

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s 10th annual Men’s Health Conference at Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, focused on the theme Foundations for Health. Guest speaker Eimear Ruane-McAteer, from Queen’s University Belfast, spoke about her research on the psychological impact of diagnosis on low risk prostate canc...