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Leading fashion figure joins campaign to warn against tanning

Fashion businesswoman Tracey Hall has joined a campaign reminding people of the risks of topping up their tan on a winter sun holiday with unprotected exposure to the sun or by using sunbeds, both of which can speed up ageing of their skin and permanently damage their health. The Public Health Agenc...


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...


                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...


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...


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...