Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Cancer

All time
'Inspiring' BBC radio presenter dies from cancer aged 40
Rachael Bland said she had just days to live on Monday.
'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients
About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.
'I'm afraid the time has come': BBC radio presenter says she has just days left to live
Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer just under two years ago.
'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients
The Irish Cancer Society has called for the abolition of inpatient fees in the next Budget.
Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment
The 81-year-old was diagnosed last year.
'It's the day we dreamed about' - Carlow woman says she is cancer free
Shaunteele Tynan raised over €700,000 for her treatment last year.
Company behind Roundup weedkiller ordered to pay €254 million to gardener living with cancer
The landmark ruling could open the door for a slew of similar lawsuits against pesticide giant Monsanto.
Tributes pour in as Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies at 36
Lyle entered palliative care last week after a third battle with cancer.
Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.
Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.
Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.
Australian golfer, 36, enters palliative care after third battle with cancer
‘He has reached his limit, and the docs have finally agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome.’
Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.
Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court
Opposition parties are accusing the Taoiseach and Health Minister of lying.
'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.
'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses
Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.
Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group
The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.
Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'
The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.
Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity
Patients are being advised to keep taking their medication but to discuss their treatment with a pharmacist or doctor.
'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain
Emma last week settled a €7.5 million settlement with the HSE over her incorrect smear test results.
Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone
The Father Ted co-writer had revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer and would need to undergo chemotherapy.
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he's undergoing cancer treatment
Linehan shared the news of his testicular cancer diagnosis on Twitter earlier today.
Graham Linehan revealed he's being treated for testicular cancer
The Father Ted creator tweeted that he’d already undergone surgery and would need chemotherapy.
Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out
People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.
Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system
Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.
'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.
Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe
The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.
Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies
The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.
'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment
Byrne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.
Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
The catchier the ad, the more effective.
'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?
Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.
'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.
Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.
'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.
HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
The previous figure was 17 women.
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral
Michelle Beck is from Sligo but lives in Sydney.
'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show
Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, three years after a smear test result incorrectly came back as normal.