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# Cancer

All time
Tributes pour in as Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies at 36
Lyle entered palliative care last week after a third battle with cancer.
# Cancer
Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.
# CervicalCheck
Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.
# jarrod lyle
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.’
# cervical check
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.
# Scandal
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.
# CervicalCheck
'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.
# Palliative Care
'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.
# cervicalcheck scandal
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.
# cancer screening
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.
# europewide
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.
# cervicalcheck scandal
'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.
# up with this sort of thing
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.
# testicular cancer
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
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.
# Be prepared
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.
# cervical check
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.
# cervical check
'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.
# cervical check
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.
# Cancer
'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment
Byrne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.
# Obesity
Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
The catchier the ad, the more effective.
# the eighth amendment
'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?
# Eighth Amendment
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.
# smear tests
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.
# CervicalCheck
'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.
# smear tests
HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
The previous figure was 17 women.
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
# go fund me
A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral
Michelle Beck is from Sligo but lives in Sydney.
# cervical check
'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.
# Cervical Cancer
'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.
# CervicalCheck
'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
“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.
# CervicalCheck
'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
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.
# incorrect smear tests
Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'
Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.
# smear test scandal
'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.
# smear tests
Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.
# cervical check
Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
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.
# CervicalCheck
'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”