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# 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 16,195 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 24,086 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 8,987 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 32,335 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 43,812 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 13,313 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 15,157 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 8,273 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 10,850 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 15,037 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 65,326 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 11,243 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 57,569 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 78,137 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 12,290 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 50,561 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 10,465 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 4,993 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 14,694 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 75,071 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.

# cancer - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 3rd 2019, 10:05 AM 15,746 Views 14 Comments

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
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

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

Aug 27th 2019, 4:02 PM 8,604 Views 65 Comments

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
# Living With Cancer
# Living With Cancer

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

Aug 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,664 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Cancer Survivor Supports
# Cancer Survivor Supports

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

Aug 19th 2019, 6:11 PM 16,138 Views 21 Comments

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
# HPV
# HPV

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

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,096 Views 12 Comments

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
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

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

Aug 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,270 Views 55 Comments

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?
# Meat Eater
# Meat Eater

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

Jul 29th 2019, 6:05 AM 27,449 Views 45 Comments

“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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,670 Views 7 Comments

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.

# cancer - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes
# Colorectal Cancer
# Colorectal Cancer

Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes

Jul 25th 2019, 6:00 PM 17,346 Views 15 Comments

In a visit to a live operating theatre this morning surgeons explained how it works to TheJournal.ie

# cancer - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland?

Jul 7th 2019, 9:33 AM 40,385 Views 130 Comments

A 2015 study from the World Health Organisation said the herbicide glyphosate was probably carcinogenic.

# cancer - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer
# Cancelled Tour
# Cancelled Tour

Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer

Jul 3rd 2019, 11:58 AM 41,222 Views 31 Comments

Grace has been forced to cancel a number of tour dates across July and August.

# cancer - Thursday 27 June, 2019

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Jun 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,636 Views 13 Comments

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

# cancer - Friday 17 May, 2019

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

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

May 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,914 Views 17 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,879 Views 6 Comments

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
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

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

Apr 25th 2019, 3:22 PM 76,344 Views 83 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Apr 15th 2019, 4:35 PM 10,148 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Inequality
# Inequality

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

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,793 Views 74 Comments

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
# Treatment
# Treatment

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

Apr 12th 2019, 8:44 AM 32,823 Views 14 Comments

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
# Projections
# Projections

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

Apr 9th 2019, 12:10 AM 21,253 Views 37 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Updated Apr 4th 2019, 10:30 PM 17,066 Views 22 Comments

“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.”