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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.
Emma Alcott

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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Irish Cancer Society extends its sympathies to the Byrne family on the sad loss of Gay Byrne

The Irish Cancer Society wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Byrne family on the sad loss of Gay Byrne.
CEO Averil Power said “we are so sad to hear about Gay’s passing. He was an extraordinary man who had an enormously positive impact on Irish society. 

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Irish Cancer Society needs Daffodil Centre volunteers across Dublin

New volunteers needed for Daffodil Centres at Beaumont Hospital, St. James’ Hospital, St. Luke’s Rathgar and St. Vincent’s University Hospital

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Irish Cancer Society statement re e-cigarettes

The Irish Cancer Society today welcomed the news that Minister Simon Harris brought proposed legislation to Cabinet to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, but warned that far more comprehensive regulation of e-cigarettes is needed.


Irish Cancer Society statement on State apology for Cervical Cancer Women

The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the Taoiseach’s apology. 

Averil Power, Irish Cancer Society CEO said today:

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