We must do more to stop discrimination against people living with cancer and those who have had it

Survivors are often denied or discouraged from applying for financial products such as mortgage protection

Research shows that 25pc of people affected by cancer are unable to obtain quotes for financial products such as mortgages or life insurance. Photo: Getty Images

Catherine Ardagh

This is one of the most important Daffodil Days yet. Ireland has made huge advances in cancer care and investment in treatment, but more needs to be done.