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# cancer - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 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

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

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

# cancer - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

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

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

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+ This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# cancer - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

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

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'

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.

# cancer - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

# cancer - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

# cancer - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

# cancer - Monday 19 August, 2019

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'

Today, Simon Harris launched the National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment, called Living With and Beyond Cancer in Ireland.

# cancer - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# cancer - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

# cancer - Monday 29 July, 2019

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

# cancer - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

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