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#Cancer

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me Opinion

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

From TheJournal.ie Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses Daffodil Day This post contains videos

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I’m thinking of you' and 9 other things it's OK to say to a family going through cancer Daffodil Day

Opinion: 'I’m thinking of you' and 9 other things it's OK to say to a family going through cancer

On Daffodil Day, Sarah Geraghty examines her own experiences to provide a useful guide of what not to say to a family hit by a diagnosis – and some suggestions on what to offer instead.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others Laura Brennan
From TheJournal.ie 'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning CervicalCheck

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds Cervical Cancer

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog CervicalCheck

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it Opinion

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

From TheJournal.ie 'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57 Mock The Week

'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, who died earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died Orla Church

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

After Love Island's Chris Hughes got a testicular cancer check-up on live TV, his own brother found a lump

“If he hadn’t done it, I’d still be in the dark now.”

From TheJournal.ie 'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E Health

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

From TheJournal.ie 'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal CervicalCheck

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal' CervicalCheck

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

From The42 'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself' Perseverance

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies Debt Collectors

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

From TheJournal.ie Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears CervicalCheck

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

The 35-year-old Cork woman died of cancer in July last year.

From TheJournal.ie Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park Flight Risk

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park

Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died' Better Care

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

From TheJournal.ie Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice' Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018 Bbc 100 Women

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

From TheJournal.ie Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer Our Lady's

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer

The Sunday Times reported today on the case, and the woman has called for all cases such as hers to be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer Natural Killer Cells

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week' Run In The Dark

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

From TheJournal.ie Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy' CervicalCheck

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer Jeremy Heywood

'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led the tributes to Sir Jeremy Heywood.

From TheJournal.ie Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling Monsanto

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling

The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.

From TheJournal.ie Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments Budget 2019

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families For Molly

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill Public Health Alcohol Bill

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients' Nutrition

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning Add Aspirin

Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning

The trial is taking part in the UK and India, as well as in 10 Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer Eastenders

Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer

The former Eastenders star plans to undergo a hysterectomy.

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