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.
People from the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland have a significantly lower chance of surviving cancer after five years according to new research presented to the Irish Cancer Society Charles Cully Memorial Lecture today.
In 2010, my GP did a blood test which found that my Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels were high. This can sometime indicate that cancer of the prostate is present so I was sent for a biopsy in St James’s Hospital and afterwards received the good news that all was well.
The Irish Cancer Society is calling on individuals and organisations to take part in new research around skin cancer prevention. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland and the number of new cases is expected to rise sharply over the next 25 years.