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# cancer - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies
# RIP
# RIP

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies

Jun 7th 2018, 6:57 AM 27,818 Views 34 Comments

The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.

# cancer - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment
# Cancer
# Cancer

'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment

May 29th 2018, 8:37 PM 43,132 Views 38 Comments

Byrne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.

# cancer - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,917 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# cancer - Monday 21 May, 2018

'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
# The Eighth Amendment
From The Daily Edge
# The Eighth Amendment

'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'

May 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 5,600 Views 3 Comments

How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?

# cancer - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,611 Views 113 Comments

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

# cancer - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
# TERMINAL CANCER
# TERMINAL CANCER

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,828 Views 38 Comments

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

# cancer - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

May 15th 2018, 5:16 PM 12,785 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

# cancer - Monday 14 May, 2018

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,637 Views 13 Comments

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
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

May 14th 2018, 9:05 PM 18,775 Views 30 Comments

The previous figure was 17 women.

# cancer - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,527 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# cancer - Saturday 12 May, 2018

A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral
# Go Fund Me
# Go Fund Me

A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral

May 12th 2018, 2:36 PM 34,572 Views 4 Comments

Michelle Beck is from Sligo but lives in Sydney.

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show

May 12th 2018, 8:14 AM 40,772 Views 75 Comments

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, three years after a smear test result incorrectly came back as normal.

# cancer - Friday 11 May, 2018

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,995 Views 71 Comments

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# cancer - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,636 Views 58 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,230 Views 91 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# cancer - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'
# Incorrect Smear Tests
# Incorrect Smear Tests

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'

May 8th 2018, 7:17 PM 50,357 Views 24 Comments

Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.

# cancer - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,306 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

# cancer - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,465 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

# cancer - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,797 Views 25 Comments

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 23,041 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# cancer - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

May 1st 2018, 3:40 PM 26,240 Views 68 Comments

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

# cancer - Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck
# Cancer Scandal
# Cancer Scandal

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Apr 30th 2018, 11:35 PM 8,257 Views 18 Comments

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme
# Screening Scandal
# Screening Scandal

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

Apr 30th 2018, 7:05 PM 60,475 Views 150 Comments

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment
# Cancer Drug
# Cancer Drug

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Apr 30th 2018, 4:45 PM 31,495 Views 50 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago

Apr 30th 2018, 10:31 AM 12,451 Views 7 Comments

Doctor David Gibbons estimated that 1,000 cases could be missed a year because of mismatched testing systems being used.

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Apr 30th 2018, 9:55 AM 16,060 Views 51 Comments

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next

Apr 30th 2018, 9:01 AM 36,627 Views 14 Comments

The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.

# cancer - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues

Apr 29th 2018, 3:20 PM 33,247 Views 65 Comments

Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.

# cancer - Saturday 28 April, 2018

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'
# Our Lady's Hospice
# Our Lady's Hospice

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

Apr 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 41,316 Views 18 Comments

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Apr 28th 2018, 5:53 PM 19,828 Views 41 Comments

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

# cancer - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'
# Missed Abnormality
# Missed Abnormality

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'

Apr 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,859 Views 16 Comments

The screening programme said that it had received a slight increase in calls after the Vicky Phelan High Court case settlement.

# cancer - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,343 Views 37 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

# cancer - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Apr 25th 2018, 6:24 PM 20,116 Views 28 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

# cancer - Friday 20 April, 2018

'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey
# RIP
# RIP

'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey

Apr 20th 2018, 8:06 PM 121,273 Views 41 Comments

Dr David Carey has contributed to the parenting panel of Newstalk’s Moncrieff show for almost a decade.

# cancer - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
# GoFundMe
# GoFundMe

'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery

Apr 19th 2018, 1:12 PM 12,455 Views 7 Comments

17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.

# cancer - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'
# CANCER AWARENESS
# CANCER AWARENESS

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'

Apr 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 41,999 Views 33 Comments

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.

# cancer - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36
# RIP
# RIP

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

Apr 11th 2018, 4:40 PM 112,035 Views 18 Comments

The news was announced by his bandmates on Twitter this afternoon.

Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle

Apr 11th 2018, 8:12 AM 88,804 Views 61 Comments

A court in Melbourne heard how Hanna Dickenson had needed money to further fund a party lifestyle.

# cancer - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Newly discovered organ could play a role in the spread of cancer
# Interstitium
# Interstitium

Newly discovered organ could play a role in the spread of cancer

Apr 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 44,276 Views 16 Comments

The new quasi-organ is called the interstitium.

'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine
# Happy Magazine
# Happy Magazine

'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine

Apr 7th 2018, 9:15 AM 10,664 Views 4 Comments

Happy Magazine aims to share something useful, helpful or positive about the Irish cancer journey every day.