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National Cancer Control Programme launches National Prostate Brachytherapy Service

Prostate Cancer treatment to be significantly enhanced by new NCCP National Service
The National Cancer Control Programme launched a new national service for the treatment of prostate cancer yesterday, Monday 28 January. The NCCP National Prostate Brachytherapy Service provides patients with a once off treatment option that involves the implantation of radiotherapy seeds directly into the prostate as an alternative to conventional radiotherapy treatments.

Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group’s meeting with Public Representatives

Management from the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group met with Oireachtas and Regional Health Forum West members from Galway and Roscommon today (Friday 25 January) to review the development of the Group after one year and to outline the priorities for the Group in 2013.

Galway University Hospitals marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Galway University Hospitals is marking Lung Cancer Awareness Month with a number of events including an information day in the foyer of UHG on Wednesday 23 January with the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centre and a talk on lung cancer with Tuam Cancer Care Centre in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam on Thursday 31 January.

Do you want to quit smoking this year? Support to quit smoking is available at Galway University Hospitals

Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and disability and any time is a good time to quit, however the New Year always provides a fresh incentive to try. If you are one of the many who made the decision quit smoking and are perhaps struggling after two weeks, there are ways to improve your chances of success and being ready to make the change is key.

Statement by Dr Pat Nash, Group Clinical Director, West/North West Hospitals Group

The following is a Statment by Group Clinical Director, Dr. Pat Nash, in repsonse to recomments from Dr. Sherif Sultan.
"The views on the use of statins recently published by Dr Sherif Sultan and Dr Niamh Hynes are not representative of the views of University Hospital Galway (UHG) or the West/North West Hospitals Group.