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We Are Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
43/45 Northumberland Road
Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 2310 500/Fax: +353 1 2310 555
In 2007, 27.930 people living in Ireland were diagnosed with cancer. It is estimated that this will rise to approximately 41.700 cases in 2020.
One in three of us will develop cancer at some stage in our lifetime and in four of us will die from the disease.
The Irish Cancer Society was founded in 1963 and has a vision of an Ireland with a world class cancer service where fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes. The Society is the leading provider of all information relating to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and support. We also advocate for improvements in cancer services and we are the largest voluntary funder of cutting edge cancer research in Ireland.In summary, our goals over the next five years are focussed on reducing smoking prevalence, reducing deaths from bowel cancer and ensuring that all people have the information and support they need as they travel the cancer journey.
We continue to deliver a wide range of free nation-wide patient care services. These services comprise our Cancer Information Service (at the heart of which is our National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700), our home-based night nursing service and our hospital-based cancer liaison nurses. We also fund cancer homecare teams, who work in the community to provide specialist palliative care to patients with cancer during the day in their own homes.