In attendance at the Porterstown Parkrun in Dublin on Saturday to mark World Cancer Day were cancer survivors Mary Egan, left, and Maeve Kelly. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

One of the most important and far-reaching policies to improve the health of Irish people in recent times was the 2007 decision to centralise cancer s(...)

Tom Monks, lung cancer survivor,  at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s lung cancer action plan in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The Irish Cancer Society has called for the first time for a national screening programme for lung cancer. An estimated 282,000 people across Irelan(...)

Arlene and her Dad, Aidan O’Beirne

Everyone is affected by cancer, as we all know someone who has had it. Monday, February 4th, was World Cancer Day – an annual international event to r(...)

Smoking is a causal factor in cervical, mouth, head, neck, oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic, kidney and bladder cancers too but lung cancer is the one people blame most on cigarettes. Photograph: iStock

More people die of lung cancer than any other cancer in Ireland. Yet people have less sympathy for those diagnosed with it – often at a late stage whe(...)

January is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society has said recent research   has shown lung cancer incidence could double by 2045. Photograph: iStock

1) Aware – which provides support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder – has announced that its popular Life Ski(...)

“I have noticed an increase in candidates applying to come back to Ireland from overseas now that Ireland is booming.” Photograph: iStock

Emigration is the perennial Irish safety valve in times of recession – and reversing the flow when times are good takes the pressure off too. Right n(...)

 Eileen O’Sullivan and Ramon Whelan outside Leinster House on Wednesday after the launch of new legislation to crack down on advertising of false cancer cures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Eileen O’Sullivan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she did what would be instinctive for many people and searched online for further info(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathuna, the mother of five from Ballydavid, Dingle Co Kerry who died earlier this year as a result of cervical cancer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

With cancer overtaking heart disease as the most common cause of death, a significant milestone in Irish public health has been reached. According to (...)

More people than ever are living with or after cancer as survival rates have improved over the past 20 years. Photograph: iStock

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in Ireland as the population ages, a new report shows. Invasive cancers and rela(...)

The review of hospital car parking charges was ordered last March after the Irish Cancer Society pointed out a patient could spend up to €1,000 on parking over the course of treatment. Photograph: iStock

Hospital car parking charges should be capped at €10 per day, a new report has recommended. Hospitals should also be required to introduce flexible c(...)

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