The hybrid seminar is on 25 November. Photo: Dylan Gillis

Free seminar for men affected by cancer

An Irish Cancer Society seminar aimed at men who have had a cancer diagnosis will take place this month. Life After Cancer: Breaking the Taboo for Men which will also be available to join online, aims to support men through cancer and life after cancer by giving them tools to cope before, during and after treatment.

A panel discussion including prostate cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Anita Cahill and Consultant Medical Oncologist Jack Gleeson will also take place and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

The event is free but registration is required to book a ticket to attend or join online. The event is being hosted by the Irish Cancer Society’s Research Team and the Irish Cancer Society-funded Liam McTrial, which launched in Cork earlier this year.

Short for Linking In with Advice and supports for Men impacted by Metastatic Cancer, the research trial is aimed at helping make crucial improvements to quality of life for men facing devastating cancer diagnoses.

Based out of Cork University Hospital (CUH), the Liam McTrial is supported by the UCC Cancer Trials Group and overseen by Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Richard Bambury and Lecturer Practitioner in Nursing Dr Brendan Noonan.

Commenting on the hybrid event, Dr Brendan Noonan said, “We're really looking forward to what promises to be a great event highlighting often overlooked men's health issues after a cancer diagnosis. We hope that attendees will come away from the evening with tools that will help them to lead full and fulfilling lives both during treatment and after.”

To register for the free event, which will take place on Friday 25 November in St Peter’s in Cork city from 5.45pm to 7pm, visit

If you have concerns or questions about cancer, or to learn more about support services available in your area, contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line on Freephone 1800-200700.