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Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
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Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

May 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 22,044 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'
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'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'

May 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,375 Views 12 Comments

Bryce Evans and Terry Phelan pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
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Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,269 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
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People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

Apr 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,248 Views 6 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
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'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,705 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
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Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows

Feb 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,918 Views 12 Comments

There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
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Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,061 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
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Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study

Jan 28th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,051 Views 3 Comments

The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
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3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55

Jan 14th 2021, 8:35 PM 11,035 Views 0 Comments

She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
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Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,531 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow
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Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 8,403 Views 10 Comments

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

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services
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2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Nov 26th 2020, 5:31 PM 10,463 Views 34 Comments

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
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Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,463 Views 21 Comments

Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
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'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,775 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid
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Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid

Oct 7th 2020, 6:10 PM 22,796 Views 13 Comments

To date this year, the society has received €2.8 million in legacy gifts.

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
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Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,310 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

Tributes paid to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman following death aged 43
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Tributes paid to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman following death aged 43

Updated Aug 29th 2020, 1:26 PM 139,111 Views 56 Comments

His family announced the shock news on social media.

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
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Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,863 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral
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HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 11:15 AM 30,750 Views 38 Comments

Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays
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3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,600 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned
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US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned

Jul 17th 2020, 7:35 PM 31,404 Views 42 Comments

The popular, liberal judge said that she wouldn’t retire.

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services
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Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,511 Views 57 Comments

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

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

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,927 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

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

Jun 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 8,791 Views 6 Comments

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.

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

Jun 13th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,853 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,172 Views 41 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 23,962 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,935 Views 6 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2020, 8:30 AM 32,311 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2020, 6:53 AM 43,749 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2020, 10:42 AM 13,275 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,112 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 8,266 Views 3 Comments

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

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia
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Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

Mar 19th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,705 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2020, 2:52 PM 14,990 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 3:59 PM 65,309 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2019, 7:54 AM 11,157 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2019, 7:28 AM 57,270 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 6:59 PM 78,094 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 12,180 Views 11 Comments

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

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