Tipperary 9-year-old Jack does fundraiser in honour of ‘amazing’ mum lost to cancer

Primary school pupil Jack Joyce has embarked on a challenge to walk 9,000 steps each day in March to raise funds for cancer research in honour of his late mum Audrey. Cahir local Jack took on the Irish Cancer Society’s steps challenge, which sees people doing 9,000 steps each day in the month of Daffodil […]

Tipperary Woman on Courageous Cancer Journey Nominates Lowry – Michael Lowry T.D.

In the midst of a hectic General Election campaign, sometimes heart-warming things can happen. Such was the case for Michael Lowry on Monday of this week when a truly incredible lady came forward to offer to formally nominate him to contest the upcoming General Election. This touching gesture came from Tipperary’s Geraldine Callanan, a woman […]

Cancer Survivor Thanks People Of Tipperary For Daffodil Day Support

Cancer survivor Stephanie Powell, the face of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day campaign this year, has thanked the people of Tipperary for their generosity as total funds raised for cancer patients have reached over €3m. With more funds still to be banked the Society is hopeful of reaching its target of €4m over the […]

Tipperary Companies urged To Make Daffodil Day Their business

Bobby Kerr and Norah Casey are urging the business community in Tipperary to show their support for cancer patients by getting involved in Daffodil Day on March 23rd. Both have experienced cancer in their lives and Norah’s husband also tragically died from cancer. On Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, businesses in Tipperary can […]

EPA Calls For Homeowners To Test Homes For Radon

On European Radon Day, 7th November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling on all householders to test their homes for this cancer-causing radioactive gas.  Radon is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer.  It is estimated that some 250 lung cancer cases each year in Ireland are linked to radon exposure. […]

Laois and Offaly See Worrying Fall In Uptake Of Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine

The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. The Laois/Offaly region has seen a steep drop in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against the strains of Human Papilloma Virus which cause seven in ten cases of […]

Businessman Bobby Kerr Urges Companies In Tipperary To Support Daffodil Day

Leading Irish businessman Bobby Kerr, who is now one year cancer free, is urging corporates to play a part in supporting the thousands of Irish people affected by cancer in communities across Ireland. Daffodil Day takes place on March 24th this year and businesses in Tipperary can help raise funds by hosting a workplace event […]

Irish Cancer Society Says That Prostate Cancer Survivors Need More Support Post-Treatment

The Irish Cancer Society, in partnership with The Movember Foundation, has said that while survival rates for prostate cancer were steadily increasing, up from 68.9% to 90.6% over the last 20 years*, men are still in need of a lot of post-treatment support.   Most recent figures also show that approximately 124 men in Tipperary […]

Young People And Urban Dwellers Now More At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer in Ireland is increasing among young people despite the fact that it can be prevented in 9 out of 10 cases according to the Irish Cancer Society at the launch of its 2016 SunSmart Campaign. A report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) shows that the largest increase in non-melanoma skin […]

The Marie Keating Foundation’s ‘Survive and Thrive’ programme to take place in Tipperary

Free programme helps men and women adapt to the “new normal” after surviving cancer   The Marie Keating Foundation will host a free five-week survivorship programme for men and women recovering from cancer in Tipperary as part of its Survive and Thrive series. The programme will include advice from experts on issues that cancer survivors […]

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