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# Cancer

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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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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”.
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.
'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.”
Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident
17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.
60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck
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
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
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
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?
Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.
A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next
The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.
Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues
Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.
WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'
“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
Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.
CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'
The screening programme said that it had received a slight increase in calls after the Vicky Phelan High Court case settlement.
'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
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.
'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.
'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey
Dr David Carey has contributed to the parenting panel of Newstalk’s Moncrieff show for almost a decade.
'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.
'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'
It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.
The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36
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
A court in Melbourne heard how Hanna Dickenson had needed money to further fund a party lifestyle.
Newly discovered organ could play a role in the spread of cancer
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 aims to share something useful, helpful or positive about the Irish cancer journey every day.
Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan
Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.
Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year
Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.
Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'
James Gilleran spends every Daffodil Day on O’Connell Street raising funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society.
'People can live quite happily alongside cancer. I have been doing that for the past 11 years'
Liz Burke writes about her cancer journey on Daffodil Day.
HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.
'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer
Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.
Kildare man at Harvard Law: 'Days before my 24th birthday, I was told I had 6 months to live'
Michael Mullen had beaten cancer twice before when he received his third diagnosis just four months into his masters in Boston.
'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan
The author died aged 45.
Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery
The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.