Testimonials

Karen

From the first moment I rang the door bell at the Sligo Cancer Care Centre, I was greeted with warmth, compassion, respect and reassurance. Being a cancer patient is daunting and although those around you try to comfort you and understand what you are going through, it is an isolating time with lots of uncertainty. Meeting the ladies at the centre gave me a huge sense of not being alone on my journey and the treatments available are truly beneficial. I didn’t know what to expect to be honest as everything in my life had changed but I started to

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Childs Mother

When my child was diagnosed with cancer I was provided with a lot of information about cancer, her treatment plan, the side effects and how her care would be managed throughout treatment. From diagnosis & right throughout treatment my focus was on helping my child get through treatment and coping with the awful side effects of the chemotherapy.  After treatment is finished the ongoing effects of childhood cancer which include not only physical symptoms but also the psychological and emotional impact remain.  I was aware of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre but did not know they provided support to children

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Louise

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Nov 2017. Over the last few years Sligo Cancer Support Centre has been a lifeline for me. At the time I did not want to go to the Centre, I felt if I crossed that threshold I would be admitting I had cancer, even when I had already started chemo, lost my hair and had my first surgery.. I thought I don’t need that. Amazing how your mind tries to protect you. After a few weeks myself and a friend went in together and we never looked back. The house is homely and

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Kate

Cancer is such a very scary diagnosis I really don’t know how I would have gotten through the past year without the support of all the team at Sligo Cancer Support Centre. Each one of them is so dedicated and the Centre itself exudes peace and tranquillity.

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Anonymous

When my child was diagnosed with cancer my focus was on helping my child get through treatment and coping with the awful side effects of the chemotherapy. Sligo Cancer Support Centre made us feel so welcome when we first walked through the doors on Wine Street and we were enveloped by kindness from the caring and compassionate team at the centre. They completely understood what I was going through as a mother and also what my child was going through. My child availed of lovely treatments which she really enjoyed and I was treated to lovely cups of tea and

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Peter

Post surgery and in recovery for my prostate Cancer operation I was lost. I had no direction, all avenues seemed blocked, dark clouds hung over my head. One rainy night I walked Wine Street, up and down past the door 5 times I remember, until I found the courage to push the door open and go in, uncertain as to what I would find. What I found behind that door.   Where there had been despair I found hope. Where there had been loneliness I found companionship and friendship the likes of which I had never experienced before. Where there

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Tom

I was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.  I had treatment and it was very successful.  About eight months later my head was all over the place.  I looked for help and I was very fortunate to find Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  (S.C.S.C.) Five years later I still attend these meetings.  At all of these meetings people exchange their experiences for the benefit of everyone else.  I contend that anyone who has being diagnosed with cancer or is receiving treatment should contact SCSC.  Every time I visit the Centre I leave invigorated to face any challenges that come my way.

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Anonymous

I was in the same situation following my diagnosis as above but pre surgery. So many unknowns and no hint of where to find the answers. A friend put me in touch with a member of the men’s group that meets in the centre on the first and third Tuesday of the month. I was immediately welcomed by the soundest group of men you could hope to meet. An hour and a half later armed with answers to so many of the questions that had been flying around in my head. I drove 42 miles back home and haven’t looked

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Jennifer

I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in April 2017, to say I was shocked is an understatement, after losing my parents and husband in the 6year period before diagnosis I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. A few people suggested Sligo Cancer Support Centre to me but I wasn’t sure if it was what I wanted. Then I was walking in Wine St one day and found myself outside the centre, I walked in and rang the doorbell, the door opened and a lovely lady welcomed me in, I just broke down saying I had been diagnosed with

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Peter

I was in the same situation following my diagnosis as above but pre surgery. So many unknowns and no hint of where to find the answers. A friend put me in touch with a member of the men’s group that meets in the centre on the first and third Tuesday of the month. I was immediately welcomed by the soundest group of men you could hope to meet. An hour and a half later armed with answers to so many of the questions that had been flying around in my head. I drove 42 miles back home and haven’t looked

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Maura

My experience of Sligo Cancer Support Centre…….or “Wine Street” as it is called in my mind. From my first hesitant buzz on the bell of No. 44 Wine Street, I was welcomed into a world where warmth, comfort, sanctuary and healing therapies are offered to each person who enters this beautifully restored town house.  Margo, the heart of the house, keeps the welcome going and the kettle boiling for all who call just for a cuppa or who are there for a class or an appointment.  The team of lovely volunteers are equally welcoming and so hospitable, and every room

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Anonymous

Post surgery and in recovery for my prostate Cancer operation I was lost. I had no direction, all avenues seemed blocked, dark clouds hung over my head. One rainy night I walked Wine Street, up and down past the door 5 times I remember, until I found the courage to push the door open and go in, uncertain as to what I would find.What I found behind that door .Where there had been despair I found hope. Where there had been loneliness I found companionship and friendship the likes of which I had never experienced before. Where there had been

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