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Family support

We support the Irish Cancer Society's information and advice services.

Being diagnosed with cancer is a terrifying experience for anyone. If you or a member of your family are in this situation, you need to know where to turn for support and practical help.

The Irish Cancer Society has been helping people cope with cancer for 50 years. You can get information on all of these services by calling the National Cancer Helpline at Freefone 1800 200 700.

  • Irish Cancer Society specialist cancer nurses provide advice, support and information to people concerned or affected by breast cancer. They are available Mon-Thur 9am-7pm and Friday 9am-5pm to take your call. Alternatively you can message them on
  • Over 70 'Reach to Recovery' volunteers throughout Ireland, all of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves, are available to provide advice and reassurance to women who have had or are about to have treatment for breast cancer.
  • The National Cancer Helpline can put you in touch with counsellors across the country who can help you deal with a cancer diagnosis.
  • If you are having financial worries as a result of a cancer diagnosis, advice and support is available through the National Helpline. There is a wide range of free publications available to help and guide patients and families at every stage of their breast cancer journey.
  • Care to Drive volunteers are available to drive people to and from their chemotherapy treatment in over ten hospitals throughout Ireland. You can find out more by calling the Helpline.