More Than 2 Out Of Five Public Patients Waiting Over 3 Months For A Colonoscopy

The Irish Cancer Society has today expressed concern at the lengthy waiting times people face for tests for bowel cancer.  At the end of February, figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) showed that 4,184 people were waiting over three months for a colonoscopy. Donal Buggy, Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish […]

Early Diagnosis Of Bowel Cancer Is Vital Says Survivor

Paul Mohan (54), bowel cancer survivor is urging people to get checked out if they experience any of the symptoms of bowel cancer as early detection saves lives. Mr. Mohan said, “As a diabetic, I have regular health checks. When something showed up in my routine bloods I wasn’t too worried but they repeated the […]

Tipperary’s budding Spielbergs invited to apply for funding to enter Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE short film competition

The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups in Tipperary to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition. This is an exciting opportunity for budding Tipperary filmmakers aged 10-24, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, […]

Irish Cancer Society Launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer, according to new research from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). This is a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people were […]

Surge In Demand For Cancer Counselling Services – Irish Cancer Society

 The Irish Cancer Society has released its 2016 counselling figures and said that the number of people accessing these services in cancer support centres has increased by 68% in just four years. If the data is compared over seven years the demand has increased a massive 490%.   However, it said women still make up […]

Early Detection Improving Survival Rates For Breast Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on all women in Tipperary to become aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month this October. The five year survival rate for breast cancer patients in Ireland is currently at 85% and the Society says early detection of the disease is a key factor […]

Offaly Cancer Survivors Invited To Annual Conference For Cancer Survivorship 2017

 The Irish Cancer Society is inviting anyone affected by cancer in Offaly to its annual free conference for cancer survivors and their families entitled Living Well with Cancer, which will take place during Cancer Week 2017. The conference takes place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on the 29th and 30th of September. Up to 150,000 people are now […]

New Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers Recruited In Tipperary

An increase of 17% in patients needing the service in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary prompted a targetted recruitment campaign in these areas. This free transport service is available to patients attending University Hospital Limerick, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, University Hospital, Waterford, Cork University Hospital & the Mercy University Hospital, Cork for chemotherapy treatments. If […]

Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

Irish Cancer Society appealing for volunteer drivers in Tipperary Town, Cashel and Clonmel

The Irish Cancer Society needs new volunteer drivers in the Tipperary area for its Volunteer Driver Service. It specifically needs drivers in the areas of Tipperary Town, Cashel and Clonmel.   This is a free transport service and is available to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Limerick University Hospital. The driver service is free […]

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