12
November
2020

Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer charity urges ‘If in doubt – get checked out’  Cases of mouth cancer in Northern Ireland are expected to almost double between 2015 and 2035, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland said today.    Between 2014 and 2018 an average of 246 people in Northern Ireland were diagnosed with mouth cancer each y...

11
November
2020

MLAs told of 1,130 ‘missing’ cancer patients

PRESS RELEASE 11 November 2020  Northern Ireland MLAs learned of 1,130 ‘missing’ local cancer patients during a virtual All Party Group on Cancer (APGC) meeting. A study by NI Cancer Registry Director, Professor Anna Gavin, indicated that between March and August this year there had been 23% fewer c...

28
October
2020

Ladies clock up 2 million steps for Cancer Focus NI

A group of energetic Co Antrim ladies have walked an amazing two million steps in a week to raise a bumper £2,500 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign during October. Twenty-two women, most of them mums, have been out and about pushing buggies and paci...

11
September
2020

Stop smoking – Covid-19 advice

In response to the latest Department of Health smoking cessation statistics (Sept 2020), Gerry McElwee, Head of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Focus NI, said: “Stopping smoking can be challenging for people at any time. Indeed, this is a crucial time to consider giving up smoking, to reduce the risk of c...

21
August
2020

Reflections of a retiring Chief Executive

Who I Am Now…   Who was I? Who am I? I was the 5.15 alarm and the 6.40 train. I was the hustle, I was the bustle, I was the heart-sink at the three-car collision on the West Link, I was the strategy, I was the plan, I was the report, the summary, the aim, the goal. I was the committee, I was th...