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Helping partners through cancer diagnosis

The benefits of relationship counselling in maintaining communication and intimacy between partners following a cancer diagnosis is being highlighting, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end and Movember begins. “Being diagnosed with cancer can be life-changing,” said Dublin-based Relationships Ireland’s clinical director, Maura Leahy. “One of the challenges a cancer patient may face is how to respond and deal with the effect of the diagnosis on the people closest to them. They may not know how to react and how to give you the support you need. Partners may stay silent due to the shock of the news or have difficulty responding to the anger or sadness that can often be felt, which can leave the patient with a sense of abandonment at a time when support is critical. Counselling can help improve communication between the patient and their partner at this difficult time, which will improve emotional and practical support on the road to recovery,” Ms Leahy said. …

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movember, David Olsthoorn

Cliffs of Mo-her mark Movember

The Cliffs of Moher were the iconic canvas for a vast image of a moustache recently, as part of the launch of Movember. Over 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland each year and one in eight Irish men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Now in its seventh year, Movember is a month-long campaign to raise money and awareness of men’s health. This year Movember created The Cliffs of Mo-her, officially the biggest Mo ever. Live for just one hour last week, the giant Mo measured 200 metres high by 600 meters wide as it was projected on one of Ireland’s most iconic natural landmarks. Following weeks of planning with the local community of surfers and photographers, the Movember Ireland team travelled to Clare to project the epic symbol on the cliff face to encourage Irish men to register and grow at www.movember.com. Movember Ireland Country Manager Neil Rooney said, “This year we wanted …

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