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 […]

Tipperary youth groups get behind the camera ahead of the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards

 X-HALE is an initiative developed by the Irish Cancer Society to encourage young people to take action on the issue of smoking in their own communities.   As part of X-HALE, the Irish Cancer Society hosts the annual X-HALE Youth Awards which sees youth groups from around the country enter short films and community action […]

Irish Cancer Society Calls On Outdoor Workers In Tipperary To Be SunSmart This Summer

The Irish Cancer Society has said that almost one in four (23%) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are from the construction, outdoor and farming industry. As it launches its annual SunSmart campaign, the Society said that farmers and construction workers in the Tipperary area need to be extra vigilant during the summer months.   […]

Join Women Determined To Stop Cancer At This Year’s Mini Marathon

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on women of all ages to join their team for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Those joining ‘Team Irish Cancer Society’ for the 10km event on June 5th will be helping to stop cancer by raising vital funds for cancer research and free support services for cancer patients, […]

Irish Cancer Society Welcomes Review Of Car Parking For Cancer Patients

 The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the news that the South/South West Hospital Group will review car parking policy for cancer patients across the six hospitals that offer cancer treatment.  This comes after the Chief Operating Officer at the South/South West Hospital Group, Mr. Ger O’Callaghan that the Group would “review what is going on […]

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