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# Cancer

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# Back to Work
Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.
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.
# Treatment
Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.
3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.
# still waiting
Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.
# Cancer Registry
Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow
After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.
# Cancer
2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services
Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.
# purple house
Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.
'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.
# financial problems
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.
# National Cancer Registry
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.
# Chadwick Boseman
Tributes paid to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman following death aged 43
His family announced the shock news on social media.
# warning
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.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# US
US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned
The popular, liberal judge said that she wouldn’t retire.
# covid-19 committee
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.
# Cervical Cancer
Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
# hse figures
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.
# Figures
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
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.
# take care
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
'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.
# daffodil day
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.
# closed borders
'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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# 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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Romania
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.
# 221+
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.
# new report
'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
'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis
Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.
# sarcoma
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
'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.
# National Cancer Registry
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.
# 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.
# Diagnosis
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.
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.