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# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 20 March, 2014

#NoMakeupSelfie craze causes flood of donations to Irish Cancer Society €200k

#NoMakeupSelfie craze causes flood of donations to Irish Cancer Society

€200,000 in donations has been received over the past 24 hours.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Irish Cancer Society to close lottery after losses of €420,000

No losses were made by the charity itself, as it received €1.2 million from the government through the Charitable Lotteries Scheme during that time.

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?

Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?

Irish Cancer Society: Law to regulate use of sunbeds doesn't go far enough

The government yesterday approved legislation that will regulate the use of sunbeds in Ireland for the first time.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 1 November, 2013

Over 40 per cent of cancer patients seek counselling within a year

The Irish Cancer Society is pushing for more supports for cancer sufferers.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity Beardless This post contains images

PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity

The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 4 October, 2013

Global survey shows advanced breast cancer patients are battling isolation

A global survey has found that two-thirds of women with advanced breast cancer feel like no one knows what they are going through.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025

The Irish Cancer Society welcomed the plans, but a smokers group called it “morally wrong”.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Majella O'Donnell shaves her head live on TV for cancer charity

Daniel O’Donnell’s wife was diagnosed with cancer and has begun chemotherapy treatment.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 2 September, 2013

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 29 August, 2013

World's first collaborative cancer research centre to open in Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society made the announcement about the centre today.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?

There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’

Almost 7 per cent drop shows smoking ban is working, insists Cancer Society

A recently published ESRI working paper had found that the workplace ban had “little or no effect” on smoking habits.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 26 July, 2013

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Cancer is a subject still cloaked in darkness – we're trying to lighten the conversation

Talking about cancer is never fun, but we’re trying to make it easier. The Irish Cancer Society’s upcoming Colour Dash will try to bring some colour and vibrancy to the cancer cause, writes helpline nurse Naomi Fitzgibbon.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 27 June, 2013

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Irish men more likely to get cancer and die from it than women

Men are also three times more likely to get bowel, lung, bladder and stomach cancer than women.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Irish people are drinking 700 times more than we should

A substance use expert says a ban on drinks advertising is needed in order to foster a healthier relationship with alcohol.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Calls for health insurers to include mole mapping in general policies Mole Mapping This post contains a poll

Calls for health insurers to include mole mapping in general policies

However, the Irish Cancer Society believes it is more important for people to check and know their own skin rather than having their moles mapped digitally.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 22 March, 2013

Daffodil Day collections down 50 per cent - but you can still help

Can’t make it out in the bad weather to donate money for Daffodil Day? Here are four ways you can donate to the Irish Cancer Society right now.

From The Daily Edge 11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today Go On

11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today

“And the daffodils look lovely today…”

Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street?

Street based charity collections bring in cash but they are not to everyone’s liking.

Column: Battling cancer can be a very lonely time – we're here to talk people through it

Daffodil Centres offer a free, walk-in service to anyone who needs to know more about cancer – whether they have lifestyle questions or have received a diagnosis. Nurse Fionnuala Keane explains more about this invaluable service.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

10 tips to best help someone diagnosed with cancer

Being too positive can end up making people more miserable and make the situation worse.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer

The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Daffodil Day looking to get 200 companies on board campaign

‘Our Company Cares’ initiative wants to get workers feeling creative about fundraising fun with colleagues.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 1 March, 2013

Where does Daffodil Day money go to?

Daffodil Day is held by the Irish Cancer Society every year – but where does the money go to? The ICS explain more.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 9 February, 2013

'Cancer leaves you feeling harder on the outside and softer on the inside' - Áine Lawlor

Journalist and cancer survivor Áine Lawlor said that the experience had brought her ‘into a community’.

Invasive cancers to more than double by 2030 - Irish Cancer Registry

The National Cancer Control Programme believe that proper measures can help increase Ireland’s cancer survival rate by 10 per cent.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 8 February, 2013

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’

Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m

The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to expand its Cancer Information Service which helps patients access the information they need to make decisions about treatment.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Irish study reveals role of genetic mutations in lung cancer treatment

The research will give a better understanding of how patients respond to a combination of treatments and will hopefully make lung cancer controllable in the future.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 21 January, 2013

Column: To end cancer, we must close the health gap between rich and poor

It is only at the local level that we can close the “cancer gap” between the rich and poor, writes consultant medical oncologist Professor John Kennedy.

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