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# Cancer

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'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57
Tributes have been paid to the comedian, who died earlier today.
CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.
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.”
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
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.
Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park
Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer
Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.
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”.
'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led the tributes to Sir Jeremy Heywood.
Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling
The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.
Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.
CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.
Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.
Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.
Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
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?
The proposal is expected to be dropped.
Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'
The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.
Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning
The trial is taking part in the UK and India, as well as in 10 Irish hospitals.
Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer
The former Eastenders star plans to undergo a hysterectomy.
Musician Chas Hodges dies after cancer battle
The British star, one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave, had oesophageal cancer.
HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.
'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.
Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.
Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.
'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”
'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review
The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.
Olivia Newton-John has cancer for the third time
Doctors have discovered a tumour at the base of her spine.
The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed
MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.