Ireland is eating more, drinking more, and smoking more as we cope with unseen impacts of COVID-19 on Cancer Risk

Impact of poor lifestyle choices highlighted by the Marie Keating Foundation, as new campaign ‘Your Health: Your Choice’ is launched to encourage better habits to reduce our risk of future cancers New research shows 1 in 3 people have gained weight since the emergence of COVID-19, with one quarter of adults saying they have gained […]

Free ‘Cough Checker’ Phone-Line Launched To Catch Lung Cancer Out

The Big Check Up! Broadcaster Maia Dunphy calls on people of Ireland to get worrying coughs checked as lung cancer may hide behind Covid-19 and flu this winter Marie Keating Foundation is concerned that lung cancer, Ireland’s biggest cancer killer, is being masked by COVID-19 and flu during the pandemic Despite early detection being crucial […]

New novel “Taking the Pi55 Out of Cancer” shares the realities of a prostate cancer journey with good humour and self-deprecation  

Cancer survivor Raymond Poole’s second novel ‘Taking the Pi55 Out of Cancer’ has been launched. Sharing the realities of a prostate cancer journey with ‘Roddy Doyle’ style humour, the novel gives insight into the ups and downs of a prostate cancer diagnosis and the lasting side-effects of treatment. As attention and resources remain tightly focussed […]

New BCAM campaign shows that Breast Cancer Isn’t Just Pink – It Is A Kaleidoscope Of Colour and Emotions

New Marie Keating Foundation campaign challenges the ‘colour of cancer’ and highlights stark reality of breast cancer amid Covid-19   1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime with approximately 3,351 cases diagnosed in Ireland each year1 Foundation concerned that Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant fall in attendance at […]

Irish men urged to ‘step up to the mic’ and join the conversation about prostate cancer

The Marie Keating Foundation’s ‘Stand Up For Your Prostate’ campaign aims to increase awareness of prostate cancer and encourages men to talk about their health. Some of Ireland’s best known comedians have come together to encourage men to be more open about discussing their health and specifically their prostate health. The Marie Keating Foundation’s second […]

The Irish Cancer Prevention Network encourages all outdoor workers to be SunSmart and reduce their risk of skin cancer

The National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan aims to develop and implement evidence-based strategies which will increase awareness and adoption of skin cancer prevention behaviours, through cross-sectoral collaboration. With over 11,000 cases diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland. This is twice the number compared to 10 years ago and […]

Irish Designer provides additional protection from COVID-19 while helping charities affected by the pandemic.

Irish designers Aideen Bodkin has created non-medical grade face-coverings in an effort to provide additional protection while also helping to bolster charities whose income has been decimated due to the coronavirus pandemic. Masks that Matter is a new initiative selling sustainable cotton barrier masks to be used as an added layer of protection in light […]