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(...)

The funeral of  Sonny Knowles will take place in Dublin next week. Photograph: Collins

The funeral of the popular entertainer Sonny Knowles, who died this week aged 86, will take place in St Agnes’s Church on Wednesday, November 21st in (...)

The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss (formerly DeafHear) has been officially relaunched as ‘Chime’. Pictured at the relaunch announcement were comedian and actor Deirdre O’Kane and Lexie Noone (aged 5, from Kilnamanagh, Dublin). Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

1) Why Believe in Science? is the title of the Irish Cancer Society’s free public talk on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:15pm in the Carmelite Commun(...)

The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground – and suddenly every man seems to be sporting a moustache. And just at the moment when you begin(...)

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