Saturday 21 October 2017

The true cost of battling cancer

We need to redouble our
efforts in public
information campaigns
about cancer risk and
cancer prevention.
We need to redouble our efforts in public information campaigns about cancer risk and cancer prevention.

We need to redouble our efforts in public information campaigns about cancer risk and cancer prevention. Getty.l The article on cancer-risk myths (Irish Independent, May 20) made for worrying reading, with a significant number of misconceptions among our population about the relevant risk factors for cancer.

It makes it clear that we need to redouble our efforts in public information campaigns about cancer risk and cancer prevention.

However, there is another cancer myth which is also being propagated in relation to the cost of cancer drugs and their availability. It would be interesting if the authors of the informative and thought-provoking study highlighted in the article were allowed to ask our politicians: are cancer drugs too expensive?

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