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...

02
October
2018

Equal Access to cancer drugs granted

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has warmly welcomed the Department of Health’s decision to grant NI cancer patients the same access to life extending drugs as patients living in the rest of the UK following its four year Equal Access campaign. In 2014 Cancer Focus NI spearheaded the Equal Access campa...

26
September
2018

New bra-fitting service for breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer survivor Betty McKee has taken on a brand new voluntary role giving vital support to local women. Betty, a retired psychiatric nurse from Downpatrick, has volunteered to become a specialist bra and swimwear fitter for women who have gone through breast cancer surgery. The free bra-fitt...

26
September
2018

Why Tim finds Cancer Focus NI’s counselling a real lifeline

Holywood man Tim Page, who is married to Ruth and has two sons, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1984 at just 20 years of age. Since then he has had blood cancer four more times and had been through exhaustive treatments. In December 2017, he had a donor transplant and is recovering well. He...