Where your money goes

  • Thanks to your support more patients like Noelle are surviving their cancer diagnosis
  • 1,800 cancer patients received over 7,300 nights of end of life care from night nurses thanks to your amazing support
  • Over 100 Irish cancer researchers are working to stop cancer thanks to your amazing support
  • In 2017 over 44,000 people got free information and advice about cancer from cancer nurses thanks to your support
  • Thanks to you, over 1,500 people received free counselling in their community to help cope with a cancer diagnosis in their lives
  • Over 1,300 cancer patients got a lift to their treatments from our volunteer drivers thanks to your fantastic support

By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. The Irish Cancer Society is working to stop this. By investing in cancer research and providing care and support to people affected by cancer, the Irish Cancer Society is stopping cancer in its tracks. Through research we are finding out more and more about how to diagnose, treat and how to stop cancer before its starts. By providing information, advice and support we are supporting people through their cancer experience and helping to reduce the fear of a cancer diagnosis. Read more about what we do.

Thanks to the amazing support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers last year, over 50,000 people across the country affected by cancer received free one-on-one information and support through Irish Cancer Society services offered in every community in Ireland.

By providing information, advice and support we are supporting people through their cancer experience and helping to reduce the fear of a cancer diagnosis.

Through investing in cancer research we are finding out more and more about how to diagnose, treat and how to stop cancer before its starts.

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Irish Cancer Society funded prostate cancer researcher Antoinette Powell

Through cancer research funded by you, we are finding out more and more about how to diagnose, treat, and how to stop cancer before its starts. The Irish Cancer Society is currently funding over 100 Irish cancer researchers working in labs across the country to stop cancer in its tracks.

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A cancer nurse on the phone

Irish Cancer Society cancer nurses work every day to provide the very best care, advice and support to cancer patients and their loved ones. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to support people through their cancer experience and help reduce the fear and burden of a cancer diagnosis.

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Woman browsing cancer information on the website

Through information on our website and in our cancer booklets, we let cancer patients, their families and the general public know the facts about individual cancers, from signs and symptoms to treatments and ways to aid recovery. 

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Irish Cancer Society volunteer driver standing by her car

For cancer patients, our practical supports range from providing transport to and from chemotherapy appointments, to providing financial assistance to parents of children with cancer who are experiencing financial hardship.

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Women celebrating completion of We Can Quit programme

4 out of 10 cancer cases are preventable by following the European Code Against Cancer. Each year, the Society runs awareness campaigns and programmes to raise awareness of cancer symptoms, cancer prevention and to support people to make lifestyle changes that can help reduce their risk of cancer.

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A man leaning against his car

Through cancer advocacy, we work to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by informing and influencing Government policy and legislation. Through the support of our network of advocacy volunteers we make sure the voices of cancer patients and their loved ones are being heard.

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Our Impact Report

Irish Cancer Society 2016 Impact Report

We want you to know where your donated money is spent and what we do in the Irish Cancer Society. This report gives you a rundown on what your donation has helped us do in 2016.

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