Cancer is a group of conditions where the body's cells begin to grow and reproduce in an uncontrollable way. These cells can then invade and destroy healthy tissue, including organs.

Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other parts. This process is known as metastasis.


The most common cancers in Ireland are:

Useful Links

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society aims to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. They do this by providing up to date information and a range of services, and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues.


Arklow Cancer Support

Arklow Cancer Support offer emotional support and practical help to people with cancer and their families and friends. They offer a free and confidential service to the people opf Arklow and the surrounding area, such as: counselling, monthly meetings, transport, specialised therapies, classes & courses.



BreastCheck is a Government-funded programme providing breast screening and invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years. The aim of BreastCheck is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.


Cancer Screening

The National Cancer Screening Service will develop and provide quality cancer screening programmes for people in Ireland.


HSE - Cancer

Information on cancer and useful links. 


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