Solas Cancer Support Centre is located in Waterford and aims to support people affected by cancer, their families and carers in Waterford and the South East.
We provide the highest quality cancer support services. These support services include counselling, relaxation therapies and group support services which are provided at the Centre. we provide those affected by cancer, their families and carers with a safe place; a place to talk things over, to relax and express emotions.
We ensure that the people fo the South East have access to the very best medical treatment for cancer and services to diagnose cancer as early as possible. We supported the staffing of the South East clinical trials unit to ensure that people have access to taking part in research studies to improve outcomes for those affected by cancer. We advocate and campaign at national level – with Government and HSE – to ensure that the cancer services in the South East region of Ireland are world class and are accessible to all. In the past, we successfully campaigned for the need for accessible radiotherapy services and a National Cancer Centre in the South East.
We promote awareness and educate people about cancer. This includes cancer prevention, the early diagnosis of cancer and recovery from cancer. we promote a change of mindset around cancer – to help all of us to talk more freely about cancer, to live with it and encourage the whole community to support people living with cancer and their families and carers.