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Shining sun
Date: 
21/05/2018

Skin cancer cases set to rise by almost two-thirds by 2040

Irish Cancer Society calls for publication of Skin Cancer Prevention Plan by year end

The Irish Cancer Society says Ireland is facing a “skin cancer epidemic” and needs to take “urgent steps” now to ensure we bring down our skin cancer rates, as Australia has done.

Date: 
18/05/2018

Cancer trials save lives. More patient involvement is crucial – Irish Cancer Society

Society backs Just Ask Your Doctor! public information campaign to raise awareness of cancer trials.

More patient involvement in cancer trials is crucial in our efforts to stop the disease and save lives, the Irish Cancer Society has said.

Date: 
11/05/2018

Irish Cancer Society welcomes supports for women affected by CervicalCheck scandal

Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society Averil Power said, “When we met Minister Harris last week, we stressed that he must ensure the women affected by this scandal get both the answers they deserve about what went wrong and the supports they need to cope with their cancer diagnosis.

Date: 
03/05/2018

Irish Cancer Society: Emergency funding for 500 additional counselling sessions for women affected by CervicalCheck controversy

The Irish Cancer Society has announced emergency funding so that women directly affected by the CervicalCheck controversy can have free counselling in their own community.

Health minister Simon Harris
Date: 
02/05/2018

Irish Cancer Society: All women of screening age will be contacted directly by CervicalCheck

The Irish Cancer Society has met with Minister Simon Harris to seek reassurances on behalf of the women affected by the Cervical Check scandal and all the women who are now worried about their smear results.

Date: 
30/04/2018

Irish Cancer Society urges the public to be SunSmart as almost 12,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year

At the launch of its annual SunSmart campaign, the Irish Cancer Society is encouraging the public to take measures to protect their skin, even on cloudy days.

Older man with stomach pain
Date: 
25/04/2018

Fear behind low bowel screening figures as one-in-four say cancer diagnosis is death sentence

Fatalistic view is higher among men than women, representing lower BowelScreen uptake among males

Fear and fatalistic beliefs about cancer are leading to fewer people taking up Ireland’s bowel cancer screening programme, research commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society can reveal.

Emotionspace App
Date: 
24/04/2018

App launched that tracks emotions and signposts support for women with metastatic breast cancer

An app called ‘EmotionSpace’ has been developed to help women with metastatic breast cancer to track how they are feeling and request and receive emotional support from family, friends and other people with the disease.

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