Budding Spielbergs in Laois invited to apply for funding to enter Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE short film competition

The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups in Laois to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition. This is an exciting opportunity for budding Laois filmmakers aged 10-24, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Irish Cancer Society Welcomes Review Of Car Parking For Cancer Patients

 The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the news that the South/South West Hospital Group will review car parking policy for cancer patients across the six hospitals that offer cancer treatment.  This comes after the Chief Operating Officer at the South/South West Hospital Group, Mr. Ger O’Callaghan that the Group would “review what is going on […]

Irish Cancer Society Wants Tipperary To Get Cancer In 2017

The Irish Cancer Society has today launched its most startling campaign yet in order to highlight the staggering fact that by 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be getting cancer in our lifetime. The I want to Get Cancer campaign is designed to get people talking about cancer and to highlight the supports available […]

Irish Cancer Society and Irish Farmers’ Association launch SunSmart Advice for Irish Farmers and outdoor workers

“Be Smart – Protect Your Skin on the Farm” to be distributed to farm families   The Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have joined forces to remind farmers, farm families and outdoor workers of the importance of protecting their skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one […]

Low Uptake Of Simple Home Test Means Late Diagnosis Of Bowel Cancer Set To Continue

Bowel Cancer is the one of the most common cancers in Ireland with 2,485 people diagnosed with the disease every year. In Offaly alone, 44 people were diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013. Despite the high incidence of the disease, uptake of the national bowel screening programme, BowelScreen remains low at 40 per cent among […]

Over A Third Of Irish People With Three Or More Symptoms Of Lung Cancer Are Unconcerned

Over a third of Irish adults who are currently experiencing three or more symptoms of lung cancer are unconcerned about being diagnosed with the disease, according to the Irish Cancer Society who have launched new research around attitudes to lung cancer among the Irish public. The research, which was commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society […]

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