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Healthy New Year’s resolutions can significantly reduce risk of cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is urging people to make simple lifestyle changes in 2020 as part of their New Year’s resolutions, to significantly lower their risk of cancer. 

Hurling for Cancer Research organisers Jim Bolger and Davy Russell

Hurling for Cancer Research hits €1m mark!

Christmas celebrations ramped up at the Leopardstown racing festival today as leading racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and Champion National Hunt jockey Davy Russell revealed that their annual celebrity hurling match has now raised over €1m for cancer research.


Irish Cancer Society hosts development workshop for researchers

In November the Irish Cancer Society ran the ‘Development Workshop for Researchers’. The workshop was facilitated by Melanie Jones the Researcher Development Lead at Liverpool John Moores University.


Teenagers say e-cigarette brands are targeting them with sweet and treat flavours

Minister for Health Simon Harris launches Irish Heart Foundation and Irish Cancer Society e-cigarette flavours and packaging research


CarePlus Christmas Jumper Day 2019

We’re delighted to have CarePlus pharmacies nationwide supporting the Irish Cancer Society this Christmas. They will be raising much needed funds to support services, such as ‘the volunteer driver service’.

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Cancer patients are facing huge costs and crippling losses in earnings - new Irish Cancer Society report finds

  • People diagnosed with cancer facing additional costs of an average of €756 per month.
  • Cancer patients lose an average of €18,000 in earnings per year.
  • One in three change their employment status.
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Irish research - use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer

New research funded by the Irish Cancer Society has found that men who are on statins may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer survivor Jimmy Conway

Profile: Jimmy, prostate cancer survivor

I’m Jimmy and my cancer journey began in August 2015 with a visit to my GP for a routine blood test, a present to myself for turning 50 - an NCT if you like! The blood test results came back with an elevated PSA reading at 19.2.

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Irish Cancer Society welcomes drop in smokers but warns against complacency

The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the latest Healthy Ireland survey which shows that the number of smokers in Ireland has dropped by 165,000.

Prostate cancer survivor Mark

Profile: Mark, prostate cancer survivor

A lot of men are put off going to their doctor because of embarrassment and fear. They tend to neglect the early signs too - like difficulty or frequency urinating. Fortunately for me, I do not embarrass easily. Three years ago, aged 67, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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