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#Cancer

# cancer - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
# Clinical Trials
# Clinical Trials

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

Thu 7:20 AM 21,401 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

# cancer - Sunday 9 May, 2021

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'

May 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,251 Views 12 Comments

Bryce Evans and Terry Phelan pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

# cancer - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,062 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

# cancer - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
# Cancer
# Cancer

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

Apr 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,224 Views 6 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

# cancer - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,654 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

# 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 9,911 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 33,900 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 18,032 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 11,001 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 30,258 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 8,381 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 10,452 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 13,454 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 28,763 Views 42 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 22,789 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 31,303 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 139,090 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 11,854 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 30,730 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 4,591 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 20,491 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 7,913 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 8,786 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 14,846 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 16,164 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 23,927 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 8,917 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 32,305 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 43,725 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 13,266 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 15,091 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 8,263 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 10,691 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 14,985 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 65,305 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 11,134 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 57,184 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 78,093 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 12,137 Views 11 Comments

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

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