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 […]

Irish Cancer Society Launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month , the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer, according to new research from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). This is a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people […]

Early Detection Improving Survival Rates For Breast Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on all women in Offaly to become aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month this October. The five year survival rate for breast cancer patients in Ireland is currently at 85% and the Society says early detection of the disease is a key factor […]

Offaly Cancer Survivors Invited To Annual Conference For Cancer Survivorship 2017

 The Irish Cancer Society is inviting anyone affected by cancer in Offaly to its annual free conference for cancer survivors and their families entitled Living Well with Cancer, which will take place during Cancer Week 2017. The conference takes place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on the 29th and 30th of September. Up to 150,000 people are now […]

Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

Offaly youth group gets behind the camera ahead of the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards

X-HALE is an initiative developed by the Irish Cancer Society to encourage young people to take action on the issue of smoking in their own communities.   As part of X-HALE, the Irish Cancer Society hosts the annual X-HALE Youth Awards which sees youth groups from around the country enter short films and community action […]

Join Women Determined To Stop Cancer At This Year’s Mini Marathon

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on women of all ages to join their team for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Those joining ‘Team Irish Cancer Society’ for the 10km event on June 5th will be helping to stop cancer by raising vital funds for cancer research and free support services for cancer patients, […]

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