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Gay Byrne

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:

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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