World Cancer Day webinar to be held in Letterkenny

AN event to mark World Cancer Day on Thursday will be held in the Central Library in Letterkenny.

In association with the Irish Cancer Prevention Network and The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) a free public webinar will be held from 1.00-2.15pm.

This international health awareness webinar will feature experts presenting on how we can reduce our risk of bowel and lung cancer, the early signs of these cancers and when to seek medical help if someone has worrying signs or symptoms.


The webinar aims to develop knowledge and understanding of modifiable cancer risk reduction factors. Modules take 10-15mins to complete and topics covered include tobacco, body weight, skin protection, physical activity, radon, breastfeeding, eating for health and more.

Learners can dip in and out of the programme at any time and can find it by searching for ‘reducing cancer risk’ in the search box on

There are 5 Regional Senior Health Promotion and Improvement Officers for Cancer Prevention. If you wish to link with your local officer contact or visit the NCCP website

In 2024 the NCCP will also focus on the early detection of lung cancer. A spokesperson from Central library commented, “we are delighted to be supporting such an important health awareness event. Libraries are very active in the health space and this excellent webinar complements our Healthy Ireland at your Library programme”.

If you are unable to visit the library you can still register to watch the live webinar or view it at a later date by emailing or by visiting

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