Averil Power

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Breast and prostate cancer made up almost a third of invasive cancers found in women and men respectively in 2020, according to a report from the National Cancer Registry. Photograph: iStock

The drop in the number of cancers detected during the Covid-19 pandemic could be as high as 14 per cent, preliminary data has suggested. A report fro(...)

It will take some time before we see the effects of this crisis on cancer mortality rates, but see them we will. Photograph: iStock

Fingers crossed that we can avoid full lockdown over the festive period. But with Covid-19 numbers in the community at a high level and a slow but ine(...)

Saoirse Ruane (left)  and Averil Power, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society, at the launch of the Real Cost of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer report. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

A childhood cancer diagnosis can cause an average hit of €15,300 to annual family incomes on top of other crippling added expenses, new research has i(...)

The pandemic ‘disrupted every single part of the cancer care continuum from screening to diagnostics to treatment and end-of-life care,’ Averil Power said. Photograph: iStock

Higher numbers of late-stage cancers are being diagnosed as a result of screening delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Cancer Society has(...)

Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power said the health system is under ‘intolerable strain’.

Up to 2,000 invasive cancers may have been missed last year due to the impact of Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Averil Power, chie(...)

Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power: ‘We’re in the Stone Age when it comes to collecting real-time information on cancer services, which means we’re fighting Covid and cancer blindfolded.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cancer services have suffered “hammer blow after hammer blow” amid the ongoing pandemic and the cyberattack on the HSE, TDs and Senators will be warne(...)

Sophia (1) from Greystones, celebrating  Daffodil Day by the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Some €6 million was raised for the Irish Cancer Society during its Daffodil Day fundraising drive, to go towards services and cancer research. The ch(...)

In total, there are 2,700 people on the urgent colonoscopy waiting list.

More than 1,300 people are enduring excessive waits for urgent bowel cancer testing, largely due to delays caused by Covid-19. The Irish Cancer Socie(...)

  Cancer patient Padraig Beasley aged 9 (centre)  from Listowel with his parents Maevea and Séamus and his sister Julia (10) and Jack Jack (18 months). Photograph: Dominic Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

The risk of infection coming into the home of nine-year-old cancer patient Pádraig Beasley has been a worry for his family ever since he was diagnosed(...)

The Irish Cancer Society says that due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on hospitals, more patients are being cared for in the community, straining its Night Nursing team. Photograph: iStock

An increase in the number of terminal cancer patients dying in their own homes has put pressure on a service providing night nurses to assist families(...)

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