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#Irish Cancer Society

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 23 July, 2018

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses

Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 22 June, 2018

Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out

People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 19 April, 2018

4,184 patients waiting over 3 months to get tested for second most common cancer death in Ireland

Every year in Ireland more than 1,000 people die from bowel cancer.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 23 March, 2018

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it' Daffodil Day This post contains videos

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'

James Gilleran spends every Daffodil Day on O’Connell Street raising funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 16 March, 2018

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals

The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise Ageing Population This post contains videos

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'

Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone'

Barry McGuigan, who lost his dad to cancer, is fronting a new awareness campaign.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 14 May, 2017

People with cancer being sold idea of 'healing diets' that can damage their chances of survival

‘People who lose weight during cancer treatment do not live as long and weight loss is preventable.’

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 1 May, 2017

Skin cancer deaths in Ireland: One in four are construction workers or farmers

Workers in these industries are being urged to be aware of the risks of exposure to the sun.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 24 March, 2017

Pictures: Here's what's been happening for Ireland's 30th Daffodil Day

You’ve probably already spotted some of the 2,000 yellow-clad volunteers fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society today.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

A number of the 'I Want To Get Cancer' ads can't be shown again

The ASAI made the ruling today.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Men's attitude to cancer: 'We don't do what we should - when we finally do, it's too late'

Why are men are 36% more likely to die of cancer compared to women, and how can we change this?

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'I want to get cancer': the new campaign that aims to shock you

The campaign is based on different uses of the word ‘get’ and is aimed at people that are likely to get cancer in the next three years.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 8 December, 2016

500 people die of alcohol-related cancer in Ireland every year

10% of all cancers in men and 3% in women are caused by alcohol.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer

If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'People simply aren't aware of the cancer risk from drinking alcohol'

The Irish Cancer Society wants the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 implemented in Ireland asap.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Women across Ireland are wearing their wedding dresses to work today for a lovely reason Dare To Care

Women across Ireland are wearing their wedding dresses to work today for a lovely reason

It’s all part of Today FM’s new charity campaign, Dare To Care.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 18 February, 2016

‘Susie had to wait seven months. She died. It would have been her 50th birthday next week’

A review of bowel screening cases at Wexford General Hospital has identified 12 missed cancers, including one probable avoidable death.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 17 January, 2016

In this Irish Cancer Society debacle, let's remember they provide services that our government should

Ireland is the only EU country that relies on charity and philanthropy to provide essential services to our most seriously ill citizens, writes Tom Clonan.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?

How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?

Irish Cancer Society reverses controversial decision to cut hardship fund for children

It has said that it hopes the move will “ease the hurt”.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund

The fund was set up to help patients and their families who found themselves in financial trouble because of a diagnosis.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket

Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket

The government has announced that it will be setting the price of alcohol at €1 a unit.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 28 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's the wonderful tribute to Tony Fenton that just beat Adele in the charts Whole Lotta Live

Here's the wonderful tribute to Tony Fenton that just beat Adele in the charts

The live performance took place yesterday afternoon.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland

The inability of women to take time off for treatment is part of the problem.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer

Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society have described the news as “very worrying”.

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