Great websites: The Marie Keating Foundation

The Marie Keating Foundation website is a great resource for anyone going through cancer.

There is a comprehensive Cancer Information Centre section with detailed information about the most common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland. This section also includes a really good page specifically on Men’s Health and getting men talking about their health. There’s also a section here about Preventing Cancer and also a section with all the publications the Marie Keating Foundation has put together so far.

There is also a section dedicated to the Cancer Support Services offered by the Foundation. Here you can find details about the Marie Keating Mobile Information Units, their Comfort Fund and the Survive & Thrive and Positive Living programmes they run.

The Survive & Thrive programme are free survivorship courses for men and women who have been treated for any type of cancer and are run nationwide at various times throughout the year. You can also read stories of men and women who have survived different types of cancer here.

The Positive Living programme are free six week courses for men and women living with metastatic/advanced cancer and also run periodically throughout the year. You can also find further information about living with advanced cancer here.

Perhaps our favourite feature of all on the Marie Keating website is the Ask A Nurse support service – if you have a question about cancer, you can contact a Marie Keating Foundation nurse using their free, confidential Ask the Nurse service.

Also in this section is a list of cancer support centres around Ireland that offer free help and a list of organisations and businesses that offer products and services that might be of interest to people affected by cancer.

There is also information on the website about how to donate, fundraise or volunteer and other ways to help fight cancer as well as a Shop with quite a few relevant products available to purchase, from lingerie to skincare.

Visit the Marie Keating Foundation website here.

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