The Irish Cancer Society said the Government must “crack down” on rogue sunbed operators. Photograph: iStock

Two out of five sunbed operators fail to ask an underage person their age, according to a mystery shopper survey. One in three did not refuse to book(...)

A child gets the MMR vaccine. There are currently several mumps outbreaks in Ireland. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The origins of the word for the disease are lost in time, but most probably come from the “grimace” of the sufferer who finds swallowing painful. Mump(...)

A consultant analysing a mammogram. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish Cancer Society says it is on track to spend €30 million on cancer research in a decade, thanks to donations from the public. This year, €2.(...)

A small sample of cells are tested to see if there may be a cancer-causing mutation. Photograph: iStock

We all inherit traits from our parents, some being more welcome than others. But while there is precious little we can do about the genes passed on to(...)

Minister for Health first promised to introduce HPV testing last autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Opposition parties have assailed a “disastrous” Government decision to provide free out-of-cycle screening to women concerned about the CervicalCheck (...)

More women are being diagnosed with smoking-related cancers.

It’s that time of year again, with thousands up and down the country currently vowing they have quit smoking for good – and indeed many of them will s(...)

Vaping: invented in 2003 by Chinese scientist Hon Lik, the electronic cigarette delivers nicotine through an aerosol, rather than via the combustion products of dried tobacco leaves

With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, it brings with it one of the traditional times in the year when ideas about quitting smoking come alive. Will smoke(...)

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(...)

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