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# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic

The Irish Cancer Society is worried that people are “putting their lives at risk” by not visiting GPs over symptoms.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 27 March, 2020

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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Conan Byrne undertakes 42km marathon walk to Dublin's football grounds

The former winger is out raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society today.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month

A new report from the Irish Cancer Society suggests cancer patients are also facing huge losses in earnings.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach

One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 19 August, 2019

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'

Today, Simon Harris launched the National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment, called Living With and Beyond Cancer in Ireland.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 22 March, 2019

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses Daffodil Day This post contains videos

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer Lung Cancer Awareness This post contains videos

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer

He was speaking as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 24 September, 2018

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority

Two thirds of people don’t realise that males and females are at an equal risk of contracting a HPV infection.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients

The Irish Cancer Society has called for the abolition of inpatient fees in the next Budget.

# 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.

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