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#Cancer

# cancer - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows

Feb 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,894 Views 12 Comments

There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.

# cancer - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
# World Cancer DAy
# World Cancer DAy

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,503 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

# cancer - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
# Treatment
# Treatment

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study

Jan 28th 2021, 7:20 AM 17,970 Views 3 Comments

The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.

# cancer - Thursday 14 January, 2021

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55

Jan 14th 2021, 8:35 PM 10,975 Views 0 Comments

She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.

# cancer - Monday 4 January, 2021

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 29,892 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# cancer - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow
# Cancer Registry
# Cancer Registry

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 8,343 Views 10 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

# cancer - Thursday 26 November, 2020

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services
# Cancer
# Cancer

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Nov 26th 2020, 5:31 PM 10,412 Views 34 Comments

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

# cancer - Monday 16 November, 2020

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
# Purple House
# Purple House

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,439 Views 21 Comments

Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.

# cancer - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
# HSE
# HSE

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,731 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# cancer - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid
# Financial Problems
# Financial Problems

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid

Oct 7th 2020, 6:10 PM 22,764 Views 13 Comments

To date this year, the society has received €2.8 million in legacy gifts.

# cancer - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,271 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

# cancer - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Tributes paid to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman following death aged 43
# Chadwick Boseman
# Chadwick Boseman

Tributes paid to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman following death aged 43

Updated Aug 29th 2020, 1:26 PM 139,061 Views 56 Comments

His family announced the shock news on social media.

# cancer - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
# Warning
# Warning

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,803 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

# cancer - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 11:15 AM 30,717 Views 38 Comments

Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.

# cancer - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,578 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

# cancer - Friday 17 July, 2020

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned
# US
# US

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned

Jul 17th 2020, 7:35 PM 31,403 Views 42 Comments

The popular, liberal judge said that she wouldn’t retire.

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services
# Covid-19 Committee
# Covid-19 Committee

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,205 Views 57 Comments

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

# cancer - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,698 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# cancer - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April
# Hse Figures
# Hse Figures

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April

Jun 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 8,692 Views 6 Comments

Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.

# cancer - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months
# Figures
# Figures

Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months

Jun 13th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,836 Views 15 Comments

Overall, referrals to cancer services have fallen to less than half of the usual numbers.

# cancer - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,140 Views 41 Comments

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# cancer - Friday 29 May, 2020

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case
# HSE
# HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 23,883 Views 0 Comments

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

# cancer - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Doctors urge people with symptoms of cancer to make contact after 'worrying' drop in referrals
# Take Care
# Take Care

Doctors urge people with symptoms of cancer to make contact after 'worrying' drop in referrals

May 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,890 Views 6 Comments

The last thing GPs want is to see patients have a cancer diagnosis delayed, the HSE said today.

# cancer - Monday 4 May, 2020

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

May 4th 2020, 8:30 AM 32,300 Views 47 Comments

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

# cancer - Monday 27 April, 2020

'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own'

Apr 27th 2020, 6:53 AM 43,675 Views 6 Comments

Holly Kennedy is doing her best to handle her treatment for breast cancer, while all around her has changed.

# cancer - Friday 27 March, 2020

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while
# Daffodil Day
# Daffodil Day

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Mar 27th 2020, 10:42 AM 13,087 Views 7 Comments

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

# cancer - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis
# Closed Borders
# Closed Borders

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,062 Views 0 Comments

A number of cancer patients rely on treatment overseas for various different types of cancers.

# cancer - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

Mar 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 8,259 Views 3 Comments

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

# cancer - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia
# Battling On
From The42
# Battling On

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

Mar 19th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,499 Views 4 Comments

1985 UK Championship runner-up Willie Thorne, who has been a commentator for the BBC, says he is starting chemotherapy in Spain today.

# cancer - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day

Mar 11th 2020, 2:52 PM 14,851 Views 40 Comments

The charity cancelled it’s major fundraising events amid concern around the coronavirus.

# cancer - Monday 30 December, 2019

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery
# Romania
# Romania

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery

Dec 30th 2019, 3:59 PM 65,291 Views 38 Comments

The pancreatic cancer patient died yesterday after suffering burns to 40% of her body.

# cancer - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report
# 221+
# 221+

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report

Dec 4th 2019, 7:54 AM 11,118 Views 15 Comments

Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.

# cancer - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month
# New Report
# New Report

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month

Nov 26th 2019, 7:28 AM 57,078 Views 50 Comments

A new report from the Irish Cancer Society suggests cancer patients are also facing huge losses in earnings.

# cancer - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis
# Cancer
# Cancer

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis

Oct 16th 2019, 6:59 PM 78,083 Views 12 Comments

Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years
# Sarcoma
# Sarcoma

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

Oct 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 12,044 Views 11 Comments

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

# cancer - Saturday 12 October, 2019

'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis
# Cancer
# Cancer

'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis

Oct 12th 2019, 8:00 PM 50,487 Views 28 Comments

Two years after she was given the clear from doctors, the cancer returned, this time spreading to other organs.

# cancer - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,424 Views 12 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

# cancer - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia
# Iron Will
From The42
# Iron Will

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

Sep 19th 2019, 6:30 PM 4,964 Views 4 Comments

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

# cancer - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern
# Diagnosis
# Diagnosis

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern

Sep 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,606 Views 2 Comments

The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.

# cancer - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Sep 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 74,725 Views 18 Comments

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

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