Support and Resources

If you, or someone in your life, has been diagnosed with cancer, there are many resources and supports available to help you.

The Irish Cancer Society provide advice for coping with a cancer diagnosis, and can connect you with experienced cancer nurses and other people affected by cancer in your community. 

They can also offer advice on practical matters such as organising transportation to and from treatments work, money and more.

Find out more about their extensive range of supports on their website:

Support in your community

There are helpful services and programmes offered by cancer support centres and groups all over Ireland. These centres can provide safe and confidential support where you live. You can find more information and connect with one local to you here.

There are also support groups and communities that are run by patients and patient advocates, and can be specific to a certain type of cancer. Many of them have an online presence and you can find them via a web search or on social media. Some of the available groups are listed below:

Useful links

Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI)

BCNI is a national clinical research network that benefits blood cancer patients in Ireland. BCNI  offers early stage clinical trials to blood cancer patients, offering the opportunity to test new, potentially life-saving treatments and drugs. BCNI is also establishing a biobank and blood cancer registry, which will further our knowledge and expertise in the field of blood cancer research and ultimately improve patient outcomes. BCNI is funded by the Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland.

Marie Keating Foundation

Here you’ll find free cancer information and details on services available for men and women in Ireland; mobile info service, school cancer awareness programmes, comfort fund and survivorship courses.

ARC Support

ARC is Irish charity dedicated to supporting people diagnosed with cancer, their family members, friends and carers, through Drop-in Centres, complementary therapy and counselling services. All services are free of charge.

LARCC –  Cancer Support Sanctuary

LARCC provides a range of services to help and support people living with cancer – for cancer patients and their families and supporters.

McMillan Cancer Support UK

This UK based organisation aims to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

Cancer Research UK

This organisation works with scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. It also provides cancer information to the public.

American Cancer Society

The ACS aims to free the world from cancer. It funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention.

National Cancer Institute in the US

The National Cancer Institute is the United States’s federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

 The above links are provided for information purposes only, and their inclusion here does not constitute endorsement by Cancer Trials Ireland.

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