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Cancer and the financial burden of a diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can bring with it a financial burden for both the patient and their caregivers. Each social group is vulnerable. The combined reduction in income along with extra health care costs and associated costs like fuel, heating, travel costs has a wide ranging consequence for the cancer patient and their families. Bills and cost can be hard to manage so it is important to get as much advise and seek assistance as soon as issues arise. Coping with medical expenses If you are diagnosed with cancer you are entitled to free tests and treatment in hospital, but you [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:28:01+00:00November 13th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

National Cancer Services in Ireland

National Cancer Control Programme Cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, is a major healthcare challenge. The National Cancer Control Programme works with health service providers to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and increase survival and quality of life for those who develop cancer, by converting the knowledge gained through research, surveillance and outcome evaluation into strategies and actions. Regional Cancer Services The NCCP is responsible for overseeing national services for the treatment of cancer.  These treatments include surgery, radiotherapy and systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).  An early priority for the NCCP was the establishment of designated cancer centres for cancer surgery. The majority, but [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:27:56+00:00November 13th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments
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