Survivor Support

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Survivor Support is the Irish Cancer Society’s one-to-one support programme, providing emotional and practical support to newly diagnosed patients.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person will have to face in their lifetime. All of our Survivor Support volunteers have had a cancer diagnosis. The volunteers have been carefully selected and trained to give support, practical information and reassurance when you need it most. You can speak to someone who really knows what you’re going through.

Survivor Support aims to:

  • Help you come to terms with your diagnosis of cancer
  • Discuss your feelings and anxieties about cancer treatments
  • Give you emotional support and practical advice

You can get support if you’re facing a possible diagnosis, if you’ve been recently diagnosed or if you’re dealing with the side-effects of treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy.

How to get in touch with a volunteer

To talk to someone, call our Support Line Freephone on 1800 200 700. You can also email us or use our online form to send your request.

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