Archive for category: Prevention
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...

07
November
2018

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...

16
May
2018

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...