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30
August
2019

Meet Claire

One in ten women in Northern Ireland will get breast cancer. Claire Williamson, from Lisburn, is a mother, wife, sister, daughter and aunt. She is a one in ten. Claire is calling on women all over Northern Ireland to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s Support Your Girls campaign. The charity is...

08
May
2019

                Former GAA star gets on his bike

Life-time athlete Alec McQuillan is one of 600 plus cyclists who will be taking part in the exhilarating annual FROG, Fun Run of the Glens, cycling and running event on 15th June to help raise funds for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. The Glenravel man formerly played for Ballymena United and, back i...

08
April
2019

Cancer Focus NI welcomes HPV vaccine for local boys

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed the news from the Department of Health that local boys aged 12-13 are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers. From September this year the vaccine will be offered to all boys in year nine at school. Head o...

12
March
2019

Make March your month to quit

Linda McCartney (55), Belfast, is a Cancer Focus NI stop smoking specialist who takes sessions at Dunmurry Dental Clinic. She was a 20 a day smoker but gave up two years ago. She’s married to Brendan and has four sons and four grandchildren. As part of No Smoking Month in March, she urges smokers to...

23
January
2019

Stephanie urges women to get smear tests

Cancer Focus NI – celebrating its 50th year – marks half a century of helping people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland. To help highlight this special anniversary, cancer survivor Stephanie McKervill (31) spells out how much Cancer Focus NI has done for her. She is a member of the Cancer...