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# Cancer

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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.
Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis
RTÉ Investigates has confirmed that two patients had their cancer misdiagnosed at the hospital.
Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.
Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe
However, new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week.
'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'
We’re all familiar with the expression ‘life can change in an instant’, now it makes complete sense, writes Georgie Crawford.
People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.
Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'
EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.
HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says
As of 18 January, a total of 13 people have been found to have had their cancer misdiagnosed.
Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads
In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.
Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.
Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.
HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media
The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.
These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
Quitting smoking is top of the list.
Mysterious ways: 'Dad dies. I get cancer. That isn't a mysterious way. It's a double-whammy'
If my father had any heavenly control he would surely have arranged for me to win the Lotto, writes Peter Gunning.
'We send him our prayers and strength, and hope that Liam can get back to a normal way of life'
John Hartson says his former Celtic team-mate is “feeling determined” as he battles cancer.
Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth
Further studies are testing whether antibiotics that treat the bacteria might delay the growth’s malignant development.
Ex-garda jailed for drink-driving and telling gardaí he would put a cancer curse on them
The judge said he had never heard “such vile utterances out of anyone in custody”.
US tobacco companies ordered to put out statement telling people their products kill
The statements started appearing in newspaper adverts yesterday.
20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis'
That’s according to a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Former Irish international Liam Miller receiving treatment for cancer
The ex-Celtic and Cork City player is 36.
'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.
Cancer: 'My Big C news had no Ali McGraw or Marcus Welby MD moment of discovery'
I neither look nor sound like a person with cancer but I know that could change tomorrow, writes Peter Gunning.
Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists
Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.
Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals
Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.
Life extending drug now available to hundreds of Irish cancer patients
Writer AA Gill described nivolumab as “more life spent on Earth – but only if you can pay”.
Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock
The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.
Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.
FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.
Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer
Hundreds of messages from well-wishers quickly poured in on Twitter.
'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'
Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.
Golfers warned not to risk skin cancer to get a tan
Researchers suggest golfers be targeted with information on the dangers of sun exposure.
'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer
The pen-like probe will be tested in breast cancer early next year.
FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, republishes this Factcheck.
'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'
The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.
'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.
'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone'
Barry McGuigan, who lost his dad to cancer, is fronting a new awareness campaign.
Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.
Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'
I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.
'We are all safe!': Break in hurricane allows Carlow teenager to get urgent cancer treatment
Shauntelle Tynan raised over €600,000 earlier this year to fund her journey to Texas Children’s Hospital.