EIGHT out of 10 cancer sufferers had to give up employment or change their work hours due to fatigue, a study undertaken by Sláinte an Chláir has shown.
Details of the study are contained in a new information booklet, developed by members and friends of Sláinte an Chláir, which will be officially launched at Waterpark House, Ennis next Thursday at 2pm.
Anyone affected by cancer on an individual basis or those who have family members affected by the condition are welcome to attend the launch.
The Kilnamona centre helps people to access information on all aspects of cancer, including diagnosis, treatment and after care, as well as providing practical support for people and their families.
“Meeting people who have been through a similar experience can definitely help to make the journey with cancer a little easier. Our members and friends are very happy to share their experiences and to support people affected by cancer,” said a spokesperson.
The booklet provides helpful advice and tips based on the experiences of cancer sufferers attending the Clare Cancer Support Centre in Kilnamona.
The centre provides a 24-hour telephone support line (087 6912396) and counselling sessions are provided by qualified counsellors, while support groups are available.
Consultant surgeons and oncologists regularly visit the centre to provide informative talks with question and answer time.
Information leaflets are freely available in the centre on social welfare entitlements, support services and organisations, as well as nutrition advice and support.