The Irish Cancer Society has called for government action in light of the latest report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) which shows that cancer accounts for 30 per cent of all deaths in Ireland.
The Irish Cancer Society will light thousands of candles in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8 at 6 pm on Tuesday, 15 December in a special celebration to send a message of hope to all those in Ireland affected by cancer this Christmas.
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the latest research that shows only eight per cent of young people aged between 10 and 17 smoke and says that these statistics show Ireland can become tobacco free.
The Irish Cancer Society has today welcomed the publication of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which legislates for alcohol as a public health issue for the first time. 900 people are diagnosed with alcohol-related cancers and around 500 die from these cancers in Ireland every year.
Over €10,000 was donated to the Irish Cancer Society from the team at the Irish Redhead Convention. The money was fundraised as part of the 2015 festival which took place last August in Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
The Irish Cancer Society has today expressed serious concern at the number of people waiting longer than three months for a colonoscopy. At the end of November, 3,510 public patients were waiting for over three months for the test, which is used to detect cancer.
The Irish Cancer Society is now using the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) on its Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700 to provide free cancer information and support to members of the deaf community who may be concerned about cancer.