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#Irish Cancer Society

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

These are the ten counties with the highest rates of bowel cancer
# Awareness
# Awareness

These are the ten counties with the highest rates of bowel cancer

Apr 1st 2014, 11:55 AM 18,986 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has highlighted these ‘hotspots’ as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month gets under-way.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Being told it was my last chemo treatment was one of the best things I’ve ever heard
# Childhood Cancer
# Childhood Cancer

Column: Being told it was my last chemo treatment was one of the best things I’ve ever heard

Mar 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 100 Views 13 Comments

When Gavin O’Donovan was just six, a normal childhood accident brought him to hospital. It was there that he found out, by accident, that he had stage four cancer.

This year's "waterproof" Daffodil Day won't be affected by bad weather
# Cancer Society
# Cancer Society

This year's "waterproof" Daffodil Day won't be affected by bad weather

Mar 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 12,782 Views 16 Comments

Organisers say they have reassessed how they fundraise after torrential weather on the day caused donations to drop by 50 per cent last year.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

People accidentally adopted polar bears while donating #nomakeupselfie money
# Frosty Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Frosty Fail

People accidentally adopted polar bears while donating #nomakeupselfie money

Mar 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 2,652 Views 0 Comments

It seems a few rogue texts were to blame.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Nice one: #NoMakeUpSelfie donations hit €1 million
# Good Work
# Good Work

Nice one: #NoMakeUpSelfie donations hit €1 million

Mar 25th 2014, 6:10 PM 19,811 Views 40 Comments

Give yourself a pat on the back if you’ve taken part.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 21 March, 2014

#NoMakeupSelfie donations double overnight to over €475k
# Good Cause
# Good Cause

#NoMakeupSelfie donations double overnight to over €475k

Mar 21st 2014, 5:37 PM 23,513 Views 33 Comments

Over 120,000 Irish people have taken part and donated to cancer support.

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

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

#NoMakeupSelfie craze causes flood of donations to Irish Cancer Society

Mar 20th 2014, 5:19 PM 42,658 Views 37 Comments

€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
# Lotteries
# Lotteries

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:11 AM 10,463 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:02 AM 5,864 Views 39 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?

Dec 18th 2013, 9:33 AM 5,252 Views 48 Comments

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
# Sunnies
# Sunnies

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

Dec 18th 2013, 9:10 AM 4,705 Views 16 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Nov 1st 2013, 6:30 AM 3,926 Views 5 Comments

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
# Beardless

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:17 AM 29,543 Views 79 Comments

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
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Global survey shows advanced breast cancer patients are battling isolation

Oct 4th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,955 Views 6 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025

Oct 3rd 2013, 4:12 PM 10,402 Views 171 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Sep 19th 2013, 7:55 PM 18,936 Views 99 Comments

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
# Bravery
# Bravery

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

Sep 14th 2013, 11:57 AM 18,056 Views 45 Comments

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
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

Sep 5th 2013, 8:56 PM 4,767 Views 53 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Sep 2nd 2013, 2:31 PM 2,751 Views 12 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Aug 31st 2013, 7:30 PM 6,930 Views 8 Comments

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
# Breast Predict
# Breast Predict

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

Aug 29th 2013, 8:35 AM 5,483 Views 28 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 27th 2013, 9:00 AM 13,319 Views 178 Comments

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
# Workplace Smoking
# Workplace Smoking

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

Aug 27th 2013, 6:00 AM 4,880 Views 27 Comments

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
# No Butts
# No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

Jul 26th 2013, 8:25 AM 10,013 Views 180 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 12:58 PM 33 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sunbeds
# Sunbeds

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

Jun 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,147 Views 20 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Jun 11th 2013, 12:37 PM 6,101 Views 29 Comments

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
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Irish people are drinking 700 times more than we should

May 29th 2013, 1:13 PM 15,555 Views 59 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

May 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 199 Views 37 Comments

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
# Mole Mapping

Calls for health insurers to include mole mapping in general policies

May 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 17,969 Views 18 Comments

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
# Irish Cancer Society
# Irish Cancer Society

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 5:39 PM 9,915 Views 28 Comments

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.

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

11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today

Mar 22nd 2013, 12:45 PM 8,138 Views 8 Comments

“And the daffodils look lovely today…”

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

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 10:14 AM 12,947 Views 114 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 57 Views 6 Comments

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
# 10 Tips
# 10 Tips

10 tips to best help someone diagnosed with cancer

Mar 20th 2013, 8:30 PM 17,489 Views 55 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 16th 2013, 12:00 PM 107 Views 12 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day
# Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day looking to get 200 companies on board campaign

Mar 7th 2013, 5:26 PM 4,554 Views 7 Comments

‘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
# Daffodil Day

Where does Daffodil Day money go to?

Mar 1st 2013, 9:26 AM 7,452 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Feb 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,668 Views 65 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day
# Daffodil Day

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

Feb 9th 2013, 8:40 AM 8,069 Views 7 Comments

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