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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# World Cancer DAy

Last year
'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.
All time
Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.
"One of the toughest parts was losing my hair... I had pretty long curly hair at the time."
Ruth was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, 2014. She fought hard to beat it.
'My GP just picked up the phone and called the surgeon straight away. I'll never forget it'
Today is World Cancer day, and one survivor has been describing how he discovered he had cancer.
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.
Cancer survivor: The chemo makes you sicker than the disease but it’s a lifesaver
While the well known side-effects like hair loss and exhaustion are the biggest fears for patients, some others like a loss of libido are often not addressed and can be just as traumatic.
Ireland set for 72 per cent surge in cancer cases by 2030
A UK-based study finds that Ireland’s cancer cases are likely to rise by 72 per cent in two decades, the highest in the EU.