Bailieborough Library | Market Square | Bailieborough | Thursday, 22 November 2018 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

It's become one of the most widely covered diseases in the world, from movies like ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ to the annual ‘Daffodil Day’ for the Irish Cancer Society. We’re all familiar with the word cancer, but do we know how one of the deadliest diseases begins in our own cells? .

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland and there are over 100 types of cancer that can affect the human body. Although it can be inherited from our parents or brought on by our environment, all cancers develop from normal cells in our body. So how do these cells become cancerous? We will explore the science behind cancer cells, the role of our DNA (it’s not just important in CSI!) and how cancer cells can spread throughout the body. We’ll also debunk some of the common myths around cancer, from diet to the role of pharmaceutical companies, and explain the new advances in cancer research to date.