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Metastatic breast cancer patient Rhona Nally with her award

Recognising metastatic cancer patient advocate Rhona Nally

Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about the disease and acknowledge those people living with it, like Rhona. Rhona was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2004, after finishing treatment for primary breast cancer.

Staff and volunteers attending the launch at Beaumont Hospital

Free hospital transfer now available for cancer patients at Beaumont Hospital

Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Driver Service will provide lifts to patients undergoing chemotherapy

Patients undergoing chemotherapy at Beaumont Hospital can now avail of transport to take them to and from hospital visits.

Cervical cancer survivor Kim Hanly

Cancer survivor encourages patients to get the flu vaccine

With the flu season starting this month, the Irish Cancer Society along with the National Immunity Office is encouraging cancer patients, their families and anyone living or working around cancer patients to get the flu vaccine.

Leinster House

Irish Cancer Society reaction to Budget 2020

  • Cautiously welcomes funding for the National Cancer Strategy;
  • Welcomes reduced costs for those on Drugs Payment Scheme and medical card holders;
  • Disappointed that inpatient charges for cancer patients are retained;
Pink Ribbon collectors on the street

Pink Ribbon sales in Donegal, Longford and Monaghan cancelled due to Storm Lorenzo

Pink Ribbon sales in Counties Donegal, Longford, and Monaghan have been cancelled as a result of Storm Lorenzo. These sales raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s services for people affected by breast cancer.

Infographic - Men's Cancer data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland

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

New report highlights men are almost one third more likely to die of cancer than women

Monday 30th September 2019: There are stark findings for men and their chances of surviving cancer in a new report out today, warned the Irish Cancer Society.

Photo of Roísín

Imagine making the decision to have your womb or breasts removed without enough psychological support

Families across this country are being let down because of a crisis in genetic cancer services. Lack of progress on National Cancer Strategy deeply alarming, says Irish Cancer Society

Public engagement event

The National Cancer Registry Ireland Public Engagement Event

The National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) is a publicly appointed body, established in 1991, to collect and classify information on all cancer cases which occur in Ireland. On 9 October 2019, the NCRI are hosting a public engagement event at the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork. 

Daffodil Centres Anniversary

Irish Cancer Society celebrates the 300,000 patients that have been supported by Daffodil Centres since 2009

Charity marks ten year anniversary of key service at its annual patient conference in Dublin
The Irish Cancer Society has paid a special tribute to the 300,000 cancer patients it has supported through its Daffodil Centres since 2009.

People consoling each other

Palliative Care Week - 8-14 September 2019

This week is Palliative Care Week across Ireland, a time to highlight the huge difference that palliative care makes in the lives of patients, carers and families affected by health issues, including cancer.

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