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# cancer treatment

This year
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
The government allocated €35 million in extra funding last year and recruited 172 additional staff to cancer services.
Celine Garvey: 'I told her I had cancer - she later said she decided not to cry at that moment'
From symptoms to diagnosis and now coping with cancer treatment, the Kildare theatre manager describes her experiences.
West of Ireland 'forgotten about' and left to suffer with higher cancer rates, says expert
The head of Saolta Hospital Group’s cancer network told The Journal that cancer care in Ireland is an ‘eircode lottery’ that allows some groups to suffer.
Last year
Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care
These individuals often face hidden costs and less GP access, the report found
All time
Breakthrough lymphoma treatment now available in Ireland as first patient receives therapy
Until now, patients who could benefit from T-cell (CAR-T) therapy had to travel to the UK for the treatment.
Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'
As part of the Movember campaign, Stephen McIntyre shares his story of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.
Chemotherapy treatment levels dropped 12% due to the pandemic last year
The Irish Medical Organisation has said that a public health campaign should be funded to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and to encourage people to go to a GP to get checked.
Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.
From baking soda to urine: How home remedies around the world were repackaged as Covid-19 'cures'
The urge to stop Covid-19 created its own genre of misinformation during the pandemic.
Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach
One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.
Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe
However, new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week.
'We are all safe!': Break in hurricane allows Carlow teenager to get urgent cancer treatment
Shauntelle Tynan raised over €600,000 earlier this year to fund her journey to Texas Children’s Hospital.
'Put a cost on his life': The limited options facing Irish cancer patients when time is running out
There are drugs that could help him, but cancer patient Brian Slattery needs to fund the €140,000 treatment himself.
Irish people have donated thousands as a Valentine's gift to a Carlow teen battling cancer
Over €69,000 has been raised for Shan Tynan’s treatment today alone.
Irish cancer patient is first to take part in treatment trial
The Professor leading the trial treatment spoke to on what will be involved in the eight-month trial.
Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda
Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.
Major study finds early palliative care for cancer patients costs A LOT less
Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients is better for the patient and produces serious savings.
'A vegan diet won't help cure cancer': Doctors warn against 'bogus' medical claims
It comes after glowing praise for a Dublin GP’s book about “starving” the disease of animal proteins.
People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression
Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.
Irish Cancer Society: 'A dialogue on the high price of drugs needs to happen'
The body charged with assessing the cost effectiveness of drugs for the HSE said two cancer treatments are too costly.
Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.
Seriously ill children need to deal with psychological fallout, says Yale study
Want to help seriously ill children? Text WAND to 50300 to donate €2.
High-school teacher hits half-court shot at NBA game, wins $20,000 to pay for wife's cancer treatment
Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’
Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.
Beacon Hospital wins award for delivering pioneering cancer treatment
UPMC Beacon Hospital is the only hospital in Ireland to provide the treatment.
Venezuela: Chavez admits cancer relapse and designates his successor
Chavez has not disclosed details of the type of cancer has has but in a significant move he has designated his successor, vice president Nicolas Maduro.
New gene therapy could 'stop growth' of breast cancer tumours
Researchers say that a new type of gene therapy could be used to target cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
New national cancer drug fund in pipeline
However, finding the finance for that fund won’t be easy, the NCCP’s director warns.
Fluorescent spray finds tiny signs of oesophageal cancer - UK scientists
A fluorescent dye sprayed onto the food pipe sticks to healthy cells but not cancerous or pre-cancerous ones – which could help detect the early signs of oesophageal cancer.
Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment tests
The Venezuelan president said he expects to return home within the coming days with “good news” after undergoing tests in Cuba.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: more bad news from the IMF; Cork toddler cleared of rare cancer by US treatment; and New York police make further grim discoveries in Long Island.