Irish Cancer Society Calls For Increase In Exercise To Help Reduce Cancer Risk

The Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise, according to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical activity helps to protect against […]

Minister Harris Must Go As Scally Report offers A Damning Indictment Of HSE Failures – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately set out a pathway toward the abolition of the HSE after a litany of failures in its governance structures were identified by the Scally Report into the Cervical Cancer Screening controversy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Scally Report found […]

Irish Cancer Society Reacts To The Scally Report

“It has been five months since Vicky Phelan courageously told her story, and during that time we have heard harrowing accounts from the women affected and their families. Hopefully, today, the Scally report will bring some much needed clarity and answers to these women, and the women of Ireland,” said Donal Buggy, Head of Advocacy […]

Irish-Based Scientists Find Potential Link Between Vitamin D Use And Increased Breast Cancer Survival

Women who take vitamin D after being diagnosed with breast cancer may have an increased chance of survival, new research supported by the Irish Cancer Society has shown. Researchers from the Irish Cancer Society cancer research centre BREAST-PREDICT analysed data from almost 5,500 breast cancer patients and found that taking vitamin D supplements after diagnosis […]

Irish Cancer Society To Hold Its Annual Conference For Cancer Survivorship

The Irish Cancer Society has officially launched its annual free conference for cancer survivors and their families, entitled Living Well with Cancer. This year’s conferences will take place in Galway on 15 September at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, and in Cork on 22 September at the Clayton Hotel, Sliver Springs. Up to 800 cancer patients, survivors and their supporters from […]

Farmers Encourage To Follow Sunsmart Code To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Irish Cancer Society have joined forces as part of UK and Ireland Farm Safety Week to remind farmers and farm families of the importance of protecting their skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer.   Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Ireland with over […]

Cancer Survivor Thanks People Of Offaly for Daffodil Day Support

Cancer survivor Stephanie Powell, the face of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day campaign this year, has thanked the people of Offaly for their generosity as total funds raised for cancer patients have reached over €3m. With more funds still to be banked the Society is hopeful of reaching its target of €4m over the […]

Offaly Called On To Take on Relay For Life Baton

2FM DJ Louise McSharry is encouraging communities around Ireland to take up the Relay For Life baton to support people in Ireland who are affected by cancer. Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the community together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and fight […]

More Than 2 Out Of Five Public Patients Waiting Over 3 Months For A Colonoscopy

The Irish Cancer Society has today expressed concern at the lengthy waiting times people face for tests for bowel cancer.  At the end of February, figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) showed that 4,184 people were waiting over three months for a colonoscopy. Donal Buggy, Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish […]

Early Diagnosis Of Bowel Cancer Is Vital Says Survivor

Paul Mohan (54), bowel cancer survivor is urging people to get checked out if they experience any of the symptoms of bowel cancer as early detection saves lives. Mr. Mohan said, “As a diabetic, I have regular health checks. When something showed up in my routine bloods I wasn’t too worried but they repeated the […]

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