Multi million euro extension of the Cork Bon Secours Hospital opened

It comes as recent figures show One in two people will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

One in two people will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and the disease remains the second biggest killer in Ireland.

The incidence of cancer in Ireland is continuing to grow with an average 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year. 

Skin, lung and breast cancers remain the most common in this country. 

The latest figures come as a multi million euro extension of the Bon Secours Hospital is being opened today which includes a ground breaking cancer treatment unit for patients. 

Speaking to RedFM News General Manager Harry Canning says the new cancer centre is a major component of the new development:  

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