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The Breastcheck controversy in Sligo town this week reveals the lack of trust that is still felt in county Sligo when it comes to cancer services. Despite reassurances from Breastcheck that they are not withdrawing a service from the county but simply have to move it from Sligo town to…

A cancer survivor in the North West says she would have jumped at the chance to get a vaccine that would prevent her type of cancer. Well-known cancer services campaigner in Sligo Catriona McGoldrick has been commenting on figures from the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance. They show a dramatic drop…

A new campaign called Sun Smart has been launched this morning in County Hall, Riverside, Sligo, to raise awareness of the dangers of the sun. According to the Irish Cancer Society, 23% of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are of people working in the construction, outdoor and farming industries. 10,000…

A Sligo councillor has again raised the idea of a centre of excellence for cancer care being provided at Sligo University Hospital. In past years, the issue of a centre of excellence in Sligo has been highly controversial with cancer campaigners insisting it was necessary, as there is no such centre…