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# melanoma - Monday 9 October, 2017

Life extending drug now available to hundreds of Irish cancer patients

Writer AA Gill described nivolumab as “more life spent on Earth – but only if you can pay”.

# melanoma - 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.

# melanoma - Monday 26 June, 2017

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and 16% of those who are diagnosed die from the disease.

# melanoma - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Poll: Do you wear sun cream in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you wear sun cream in Ireland?

Irish people are more susceptible to skin cancer – are we protecting ourselves?

# melanoma - Monday 19 October, 2015

Have more than 11 moles on your arm? Get them checked

New research could help GPs identify those with a higher risk of developing melanoma.

# melanoma - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds

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

# melanoma - Friday 3 April, 2015

Scientists are developing personalised cancer 'vaccines'

New research shows our bodies can be trained to fight certain kinds of tumours.

# melanoma - Monday 2 March, 2015

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?

They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.

# melanoma - Monday 27 January, 2014

Rate of non-melanoma skin cancer predicted to increase by over 350%

Incidents of cancer overall are expected to double according to figures from the National Cancer Registry.

# melanoma - Friday 6 September, 2013

Rates of certain types of skin cancer have increased since 2002

The National Cancer Registry Ireland said that an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer were diagnosed each year in Ireland between 1994 and 2011.

# melanoma - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Poll: Do you wear sunscreen when out in the sun? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you wear sunscreen when out in the sun?

What do you do to make sure your skin is protected from harmful UV rays?

# melanoma - Friday 7 June, 2013

294 deaths may have been caused by Irish... heatwaves

The study found that because Ireland’s climate is changing there will be more heatwaves, which may result in more heat-related deaths.

# melanoma - 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.

# melanoma - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Melanoma Awareness Month: 100 people die of melanoma every year in Ireland

Ireland has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world – and the number of diagnoses is rising alongside the mortality rate.

# melanoma - Monday 29 April, 2013

Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds?

New legislation will mean it will be illegal for under-18s to use sunbeds. Should this be extended to adults, resulting in a total ban?

# melanoma - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Public urged to recognise signs of potentially fatal - but preventable - melanoma

Irish young people tend to be affected more by potentially fatal skin cancer, the rates of which are increasing.

# melanoma - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research

Women account for most of the melanoma cases related to sunbeds, according to the British Medical Journal.

# melanoma - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

100 deaths from melanoma every year in Ireland

Melanoma Awareness Month is this month. Experts warn that excessive sun exposure causes 90 per cent of all skin cancer cases, so sunscreen and shade is a must in the summer sun.

# melanoma - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Minister will approve skin cancer 'wonder drug' when reimbursement deal is agreed

The Taoiseach says James Reilly is in talks to have Ipilimumab made available in Ireland, but only when its costs are reimbursible.