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From TheJournal.ie Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

From TheJournal.ie Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April Hse Figures

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April

Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.

From TheJournal.ie Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months Figures

Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months

Overall, referrals to cancer services have fallen to less than half of the usual numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July Coronavirus

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors urge people with symptoms of cancer to make contact after 'worrying' drop in referrals Take Care

Doctors urge people with symptoms of cancer to make contact after 'worrying' drop in referrals

The last thing GPs want is to see patients have a cancer diagnosis delayed, the HSE said today.

From TheJournal.ie GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses Coronavirus

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

From TheJournal.ie 'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own' Opinion

'This week I had to receive the results of my latest scan on my own'

Holly Kennedy is doing her best to handle her treatment for breast cancer, while all around her has changed.

From TheJournal.ie Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while Daffodil Day

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis Closed Borders

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis

A number of cancer patients rely on treatment overseas for various different types of cancers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

From The42 Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia Battling On

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

1985 UK Championship runner-up Willie Thorne, who has been a commentator for the BBC, says he is starting chemotherapy in Spain today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day

The charity cancelled it’s major fundraising events amid concern around the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery Romania

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery

The pancreatic cancer patient died yesterday after suffering burns to 40% of her body.

From TheJournal.ie Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report 221+ This post contains videos

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report

Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.

From TheJournal.ie 'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month New Report

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month

A new report from the Irish Cancer Society suggests cancer patients are also facing huge losses in earnings.

From TheJournal.ie 'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis Cancer

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis

Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years Sarcoma

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis Cancer

'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis

Two years after she was given the clear from doctors, the cancer returned, this time spreading to other organs.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women National Cancer Registry

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

From The42 Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia Iron Will

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

From TheJournal.ie Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words' Palliative Care Week

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

From TheJournal.ie People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study Major Study

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer Living With Cancer

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer' Cancer Survivor Supports

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'

Today, Simon Harris launched the National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment, called Living With and Beyond Cancer in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer HPV

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important HPV Vaccine

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that? Meat Eater

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case CervicalCheck

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes Colorectal Cancer

Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes

In a visit to a live operating theatre this morning surgeons explained how it works to TheJournal.ie

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland?

A 2015 study from the World Health Organisation said the herbicide glyphosate was probably carcinogenic.

From TheJournal.ie Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer Cancelled Tour

Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer

Grace has been forced to cancel a number of tour dates across July and August.

From TheJournal.ie HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine Vaccine

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland Cancer

Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland

Authors of a new study said the rise is likely driven by obesity and poor diet.

From TheJournal.ie 'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved CervicalCheck

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism Backtrack

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

From TheJournal.ie Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre Cancer

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre

VHI recently offered its members access to new cancer drugs not currently available to all HSE patients.

From TheJournal.ie Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair' Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

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