Cancer Information

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What cancer type do you want to know about?


What is cancer?

We'll talk you through the basics, including:

How doctors diagnose cancer depends on the type of cancer they're testing for.


Treatments for cancer vary. Find out what they are, how they're effective and what their side effects are.


Learn about palliative care and how to get the support you need.

Find out about cancer in children and teenagers, and where you can get further support.


Spot cancer early. Know the signs.

Read more about the signs of cancer. It could save your life.

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How we can help

Living with cancer can affect all areas of your life. Find out ways we can provide practical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients, their loved ones and carers.

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Newsletter for health professionals

We send out a regular email newsletter to health professionals about our services and new developments within the Irish Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service.

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For more information on cancer types, tests, treatments, side-effects and how to cope, visit our publications section.