Breast cancer survivor Majella O'Donnell joined Pink Ribbon Walk Chairperson Penny McGowan today to celebrate raising One Million Euro to benefit the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer Programme.
The risk of breast cancer can be reduced by up to 42 per cent, according to the Irish Cancer Society. With the Society’s breast cancer campaign Paint it Pink now underway, the Society is calling on the public to make simple lifestyle changes which can help prevent breast cancer.
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the decision to make the necessary investment to ensure that BreastCheck is extended to women aged 65-69, saying it is ‘the right decision’ and will save a minimum of 87 lives a year.
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the Government’s announcement that the price of cigarettes will increase by 40c tonight, saying that the hike will be a disincentive for children to start smoking and will encourage current smokers to quit.
BT, Ireland’s leading communications provider, has once again partnered with national cancer charity, the Irish Cancer Society, to run the second all-island ‘Great BT Charity Shops Challenge’ which this year takes place today, Thursday 9th October.
The Irish Cancer Society says the reported conclusions of the Expert Panel set up to examine discretionary medical cards based on health needs underline the need to change the Health Act of 1970 which governs how applications are assessed.
The Government must keep its promise to screen women between the ages of 65-69 for breast cancer, says the Irish Cancer Society. The Government said the extension of BreastCheck would take place during 2014 but then made a decision to defer it.