Our Galway Cancer Support Centre is here to support you in whatever way possible in your experience of cancer. We welcome adults, families and children affected by cancer.
Whether you are a cancer patient, the partner, relative or friend of someone with cancer, this centre is for you.
Telephone : 091 540 040
Cancer Care West is delighted to announce that we have extended our community and hospital Psycho-Oncology services to Donegal with the opening of our Cancer Support Centre in Letterkenny on 1st March 2017.
Telephone : 074 960 1901
Every day people from all over the west and northwest of Ireland are referred to hospital in Galway for their cancer treatment. This treatment can take long periods of time and patients often need to stay close to the hospital, necessitating long journeys and a need for somewhere to stay.
Our accommodation services support patients and their families by providing residential and short term accommodation, at no cost, when patients are undergoing treatment.
Many patients who receive a cancer diagnosis experience a range of complex emotions: numbness, shock, fear, anger, guilt or sadness. These emotions can be short-lived, or they can continue and worsen, leading to significant and severe depression or anxiety.
The hospital based psycho – oncology service helps to respond to this distress, developing interventions to match need, and offering support throughout the patient’s hospital stay.