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# 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.”

# cancer - Friday 29 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 29th 2019, 12:18 PM 9,801 Views 5 Comments

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
# Roundup
# Roundup

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

Mar 28th 2019, 9:44 AM 73,762 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

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

Mar 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,189 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 PM 36,787 Views 9 Comments

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
# Daffodil Day

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 2:57 PM 8,820 Views 4 Comments

‘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
# Daffodil Day
# Daffodil Day

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 30,060 Views 12 Comments

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
# Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:25 AM 21,491 Views 14 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,905 Views 19 Comments

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
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,149 Views 10 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,880 Views 20 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,339 Views 9 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 4th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,920 Views 24 Comments

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
# Mock The Week
# Mock The Week

'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

Feb 1st 2019, 10:53 AM 52,234 Views 10 Comments

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

# cancer - Saturday 19 January, 2019

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
# Orla Church
# Orla Church

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Jan 19th 2019, 7:42 PM 30,681 Views 0 Comments

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

# cancer - Thursday 17 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 17th 2019, 2:56 PM 6,925 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Health
# Health

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

Jan 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 39,178 Views 24 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,814 Views 40 Comments

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'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,862 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 23,087 Views 2 Comments

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
# Debt Collectors
# Debt Collectors

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

Dec 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 11,067 Views 40 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,427 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

# cancer - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 12th 2018, 8:35 PM 33,070 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,878 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Better Care
# Better Care

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 19,598 Views 13 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,138 Views 27 Comments

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
# Pembro
# Pembro

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

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 17,002 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Prostate Cancer
# Prostate Cancer

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

Nov 25th 2018, 10:30 AM 31,531 Views 28 Comments

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
# Bbc 100 Women
# Bbc 100 Women

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

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,901 Views 28 Comments

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
# Our Lady's
# Our Lady's

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

Nov 18th 2018, 1:21 PM 18,993 Views 21 Comments

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
# Natural Killer Cells
# Natural Killer Cells

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

Nov 12th 2018, 5:42 PM 34,299 Views 19 Comments

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

# cancer - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,764 Views 53 Comments

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

'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer
# Jeremy Heywood
# Jeremy Heywood

'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer

Nov 4th 2018, 9:57 AM 25,972 Views 24 Comments

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led the tributes to Sir Jeremy Heywood.

# cancer - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling
# Monsanto
# Monsanto

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:08 AM 16,299 Views 17 Comments

The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.

# cancer - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Oct 16th 2018, 2:10 PM 6,935 Views 12 Comments

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

# cancer - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,119 Views 17 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

# cancer - Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Oct 8th 2018, 11:35 PM 22,456 Views 78 Comments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

# cancer - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
# For Molly
# For Molly

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

Sep 29th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,914 Views 4 Comments

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

# cancer - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

Sep 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,412 Views 32 Comments

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

Sep 25th 2018, 9:24 AM 25,821 Views 75 Comments

The proposal is expected to be dropped.