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#Cancer

# cancer - Friday 17 May, 2019

Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland

Authors of a new study said the rise is likely driven by obesity and poor diet.

# cancer - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

# cancer - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

# cancer - Monday 15 April, 2019

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre

VHI recently offered its members access to new cancer drugs not currently available to all HSE patients.

# cancer - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

# cancer - Friday 12 April, 2019

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

# cancer - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years

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

# cancer - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

# cancer - Friday 29 March, 2019

Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90 RIP

Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90

She continued making films right up to her death.

# cancer - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Man awarded $80 million after claiming weed killer caused his cancer

A US jury found that the product lacked sufficient warnings of potential risk.

# cancer - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home'

The nurses are raising money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care.

# cancer - Friday 22 March, 2019

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses Daffodil Day This post contains videos

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

Opinion: 'I’m thinking of you' and 9 other things it's OK to say to a family going through cancer

On Daffodil Day, Sarah Geraghty examines her own experiences to provide a useful guide of what not to say to a family hit by a diagnosis – and some suggestions on what to offer instead.

# cancer - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

# cancer - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# cancer - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

# cancer - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# cancer - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

# cancer - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, who died earlier today.

# cancer - Saturday 19 January, 2019

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

# cancer - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge After Love Island's Chris Hughes got a testicular cancer check-up on live TV, his own brother found a lump Check Yourself

After Love Island's Chris Hughes got a testicular cancer check-up on live TV, his own brother found a lump

“If he hadn’t done it, I’d still be in the dark now.”

# cancer - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

# cancer - Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

# cancer - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

# cancer - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From The42 'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself' Perseverance

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

# cancer - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

# cancer - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

The 35-year-old Cork woman died of cancer in July last year.

# cancer - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park

Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.

# cancer - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# cancer - Monday 3 December, 2018

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

# cancer - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# cancer - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# cancer - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

# cancer - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# cancer - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer

The Sunday Times reported today on the case, and the woman has called for all cases such as hers to be reviewed.

# cancer - Monday 12 November, 2018

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

# cancer - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

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