Number of people accessing cancer support services is increasing.

The number of people accessing cancer support services is increasing.

Over the past four years, the number of those availing of counselling services nationally increased by 68%.

Kerry people represented almost 5% of the Irish Cancer Society’s national figure, with 66 people from the county availing of the counselling service.

The Irish Cancer Society’s affiliated support centre in Kerry is the Recovery Haven Cancer Support Centre in Tralee.