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# irish-cancer-society - Friday 26 March, 2021

Daffodil Day is happening today - and is once again taking donations online
# Daffodil Day
# Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is happening today - and is once again taking donations online

Mar 26th 2021, 6:05 AM 15,206 Views 3 Comments

The charity is asking people to donate online, spread awareness and show solidarity with people affected by cancer.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 4 January, 2021

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,147 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid
# Financial Problems
# Financial Problems

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid

Oct 7th 2020, 6:10 PM 22,785 Views 13 Comments

To date this year, the society has received €2.8 million in legacy gifts.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions
# Palliative Care
# Palliative Care

Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions

Oct 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 20,444 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has reported a rise in requests for its home-based palliative care service.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
# Warning
# Warning

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,844 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 17 July, 2020

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services
# Covid-19 Committee
# Covid-19 Committee

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,219 Views 57 Comments

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

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

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic
# Irish Cancer Society
# Irish Cancer Society

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

Apr 5th 2020, 2:13 PM 17,288 Views 38 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day

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

Mar 27th 2020, 10:42 AM 13,259 Views 7 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 8,261 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 6,998 Views 3 Comments

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
# Vaping
# Vaping

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

Dec 9th 2019, 5:41 PM 12,205 Views 54 Comments

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
# New Report
# New Report

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

Nov 26th 2019, 7:28 AM 57,149 Views 50 Comments

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
# Cancer Treatment
# Cancer Treatment

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:15 PM 15,289 Views 2 Comments

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
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

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

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,427 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Cancer Survivor Supports
# Cancer Survivor Supports

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

Aug 19th 2019, 6:11 PM 16,127 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Inequality
# Inequality

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

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,491 Views 74 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 2:57 PM 8,748 Views 4 Comments

‘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
# Lung Cancer Awareness

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

Jan 27th 2019, 6:30 PM 19,026 Views 0 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Jan 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 39,159 Views 24 Comments

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
# Debt Collectors
# Debt Collectors

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

Dec 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 11,048 Views 40 Comments

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
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

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

Sep 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,353 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

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

Sep 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,038 Views 41 Comments

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
# Worth Knowing
# Worth Knowing

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

Sep 4th 2018, 8:38 AM 10,571 Views 37 Comments

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
# Bills
# Bills

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

Sep 1st 2018, 5:30 PM 18,553 Views 40 Comments

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
# Palliative Care
# Palliative Care

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

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,292 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

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

Jul 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,232 Views 33 Comments

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
# Be Prepared
# Be Prepared

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 20,186 Views 14 Comments

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
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

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

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,301 Views 45 Comments

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
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

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

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,461 Views 11 Comments

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
# Bowel Cancer
# Bowel Cancer

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

Apr 19th 2018, 12:10 AM 23,859 Views 12 Comments

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'
# CANCER AWARENESS
# CANCER AWARENESS

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

Apr 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 41,851 Views 31 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Mar 29th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,345 Views 2 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day

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

Mar 23rd 2018, 4:58 PM 5,673 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fees
# Fees

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

Mar 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 16,402 Views 33 Comments

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
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,241 Views 11 Comments

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
# Ageing Population

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

Nov 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 43,914 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 22,087 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Blood Cancer
# Blood Cancer

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

Sep 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 61,773 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Surviving Cancer
# Surviving Cancer

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

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,723 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Jul 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 10,350 Views 7 Comments

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

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