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Prostate cancer survivor Jimmy Conway
Date: 
20/11/2019

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.

Healthy Ireland infographic
Date: 
20/11/2019

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
Date: 
15/11/2019

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.

Gay Byrne
Date: 
04/11/2019

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. 

daffodil centre
Date: 
31/10/2019

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

Date: 
22/10/2019

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:

Photo of e-cigarette
Date: 
22/10/2019

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.

Metastatic breast cancer patient Rhona Nally with her award
Date: 
13/10/2019

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.

Cervical cancer survivor Kim Hanly
Date: 
09/10/2019

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.

Staff and volunteers attending the launch at Beaumont Hospital
Date: 
09/10/2019

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.

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