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# Diagnosis
'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'
Read an extract from ‘Too Many Reasons to Live.’
Voices
Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'
As part of the Movember campaign, Stephen McIntyre shares his story of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.
# covid impact
One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic
More than one-in-ten (11%) adults did not seek treatment despite feeling unwell during this period.
# Charlie Bird
Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
Bird spent 38 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent
# Coronavirus
Ireland faces lung disease crisis as a result of Covid-19, expert group warns
The group has called for additional resources for the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with respiratory conditions
# Diagnosis
Conservative US radio host Rush Limbaugh says he has advanced lung cancer
Limbaugh told listeners he intends to carry on his radio show despite his diagnosis.
# Diagnosis
Ozzy Osbourne says he's been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
The singer said it was discovered after he suffered a fall.
# Speaking out
'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status
The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.
# Diagnosis
Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis
The former international says he refuses to live in “fear and shame” of having HIV and wants to “break the stigma” over the virus.
# Diagnosis
Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern
The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.
Voices
'Mad, loony, mental, psycho or schizo': Behind every mental health diagnosis is a person
It could easily be you who needs someone to start a conversation in the future, writes Nicola Hampson.
# Cancer
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.
# Diagnosis
'I'm devastated': DJ Gareth O'Callaghan reveals he has Parkinson's disease
Gareth O’Callaghan currently presents a radio show on 4FM.
# Health
Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition
Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.
# ageing population
'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.
Voices
'Once you start talking, it's hard to stop, and suddenly people are avoiding you, their cancer friend'
It’s been three weeks since I was diagnosed with stage one Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, writes Áine O’Connell.
# Diagnosis
"There's a lot of shame around it too, people go 'Ah, that's a fake condition'" - Living with adult ADHD
Lisa Dalton was recently diagnosed with the condition and has found it tough to get proper support.
Voices
'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'
‘We’ve come on in leaps and bounds when it comes to conversations around mental health but we are still so ANTI antidepressants, it’s depressing,” writes Rosemary MacCabe.
# daffodil day
"You're told you have bowel cancer and you just kind of go into a daze at that point"
Andrew Jones was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. He fought hard to beat it.
# Election 2016
Peter Mathews has been diagnosed with cancer
The independent TD said he still intends to contest the general election.
Voices
'I was devastated at receiving a diagnosis for a condition that has no cure'
Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.
# Health
This 73 year old is 'jumping out of a plane' for his 'magnificent grandson'
Alfie’s Army are heading for the skies to raise money for their little man.
# Diagnosis
St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.
# Diagnosis
Ivan Basso pulls out of Tour de France after testicular cancer diagnosis
The former Giro champ revealed the news today.
# Watch
'It means everything to me': Temple Street dads on their love for their kids
They shared their stories with us.
# World MS Day
'My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn't raining'
Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.
# Campaign
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer
Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.
# late diagnosis
76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case
The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.
# Cancer
Man diagnosed with advanced cancer - then finds out his mortgage insurance was mis-sold
The man is waiting to hear if he will get mortgage insurance and fears that he may end up in financial trouble.
# ssli
Parents of kids with 'hidden' disability "fighting" for support since diagnosis
One child was so distressed that he talked about killing himself – now he is in a specialist language unit and more confident, his mother said.
# Diagnosis
Here's how a radioactive injection could be avoided when assessing cancer in children
Initial trials of the MRI scanning technique has shown similar results to PET/CT, without using a radioactive injection.
# CT scans
New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.
# World Cancer DAy
There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns
The United Nations report highlights a regional imbalance in the rise, as well as a link to sales drives by tobacco companies.
# Diagnosis
Test made in Longford can help docs spot if you're having a heart attack
New tool could reduce time to diagnosis of a cardiac event – and is especially helpful in women.
# prostate cancer
New rapid response prostate clinic launches in Cork
Although it will be a private clinic, it will be included in a new prostate cancer research study and will contribute to a national database of treatment outcomes.
# Cancer
Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya both being treated for skin cancer
The news comes just days after actor Hugh Jackman announced that he was found to have basal cell carcinoma on his nose.
Voices
Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’
Niamh n Ruarí was diagnosed with a disease that affects one in every 200,000 people, but is determined to re-educate society on the perceptions they have of those who are physically less fortunate.
# prostate cancer
Mayo General to review almost 13,000 cancer tests conducted on recalled kits
The kits, used as part of the early detection process to find out if patients have prostate cancer, were in use at the hospital between July 2012 and June this year.
Voices
Column: Mental health is not determined by brain function alone
The latest version of the “psychiatrists’ bible” has been published, containing new additions to the list of mental health disorders. But the influence of such biomedical classification systems in the treatment of mental health is too great, writes Derek Chambers.
# Health
Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder
New evidence suggests that many people diagnosed with depression may actually live with bipolar disorder, a misdiagnosis that can be a major problem.