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Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
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Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 29,903 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid
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Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid

Oct 7th 2020, 6:10 PM 22,764 Views 13 Comments

To date this year, the society has received €2.8 million in legacy gifts.

Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions
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Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions

Oct 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 20,431 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has reported a rise in requests for its home-based palliative care service.

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
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Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,805 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services
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Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,205 Views 57 Comments

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic
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Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic

Apr 5th 2020, 2:13 PM 17,288 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is worried that people are “putting their lives at risk” by not visiting GPs over symptoms.

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while
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# Daffodil Day

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Mar 27th 2020, 10:42 AM 13,089 Views 7 Comments

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19
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Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

Mar 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 8,259 Views 3 Comments

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

Conan Byrne undertakes 42km marathon walk to Dublin's football grounds
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Conan Byrne undertakes 42km marathon walk to Dublin's football grounds

Mar 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 6,991 Views 3 Comments

The former winger is out raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society today.

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
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# Vaping

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Dec 9th 2019, 5:41 PM 12,175 Views 54 Comments

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month
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'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month

Nov 26th 2019, 7:28 AM 57,082 Views 50 Comments

A new report from the Irish Cancer Society suggests cancer patients are also facing huge losses in earnings.

Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach
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Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:15 PM 15,283 Views 2 Comments

One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
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Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,424 Views 12 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'
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# Cancer Survivor Supports

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'

Aug 19th 2019, 6:11 PM 16,105 Views 21 Comments

Today, Simon Harris launched the National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment, called Living With and Beyond Cancer in Ireland.

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
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# Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,430 Views 74 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses
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# Daffodil Day

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

Mar 22nd 2019, 2:57 PM 8,630 Views 4 Comments

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer
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# Lung Cancer Awareness

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer

Jan 27th 2019, 6:30 PM 19,025 Views 0 Comments

He was speaking as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign.

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E
# Health
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# Health

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Jan 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 39,155 Views 24 Comments

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies
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# Debt Collectors

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

Dec 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 11,048 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
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Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

Sep 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,350 Views 32 Comments

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'
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# Nutrition

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

Sep 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,033 Views 41 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority
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# Worth Knowing

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority

Sep 4th 2018, 8:38 AM 10,571 Views 37 Comments

Two thirds of people don’t realise that males and females are at an equal risk of contracting a HPV infection.

'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients
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# Bills

'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients

Sep 1st 2018, 5:30 PM 18,550 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has called for the abolition of inpatient fees in the next Budget.

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses
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# Palliative Care

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,291 Views 8 Comments

Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'
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# Cancer Screening

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

Jul 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,229 Views 33 Comments

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out
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# Be Prepared

Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 20,185 Views 14 Comments

People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
# Smear Test Scandal
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# Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,301 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
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# Smear Tests

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,460 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

4,184 patients waiting over 3 months to get tested for second most common cancer death in Ireland
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# Bowel Cancer

4,184 patients waiting over 3 months to get tested for second most common cancer death in Ireland

Apr 19th 2018, 12:10 AM 23,859 Views 12 Comments

Every year in Ireland more than 1,000 people die from bowel cancer.

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'
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# CANCER AWARENESS

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'

Apr 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 41,830 Views 31 Comments

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year
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Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Mar 29th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,345 Views 2 Comments

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'
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# Daffodil Day

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'

Mar 23rd 2018, 4:58 PM 5,670 Views 3 Comments

James Gilleran spends every Daffodil Day on O’Connell Street raising funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society.

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
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# Fees

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals

Mar 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 16,400 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
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# New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,241 Views 11 Comments

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise
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# Ageing Population

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise

Nov 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 43,908 Views 20 Comments

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'
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# Breast Cancer

'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'

Sep 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 22,079 Views 21 Comments

Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.

'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone'
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# Blood Cancer

'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone'

Sep 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 61,759 Views 10 Comments

Barry McGuigan, who lost his dad to cancer, is fronting a new awareness campaign.

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'
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# Surviving Cancer

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,722 Views 12 Comments

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer
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# Mental Health

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Jul 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 10,336 Views 7 Comments

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'
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# Uv Rays

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Jul 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 70,466 Views 21 Comments

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

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