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# Cancer

Last month
October 2023
HPV vaccine 'significantly' reduces signs of pre-cancer in young women, study shows
Cervical cancer, though preventable, remains one of the most common cancers.
Women with cancer will be able to defer maternity leave under new legislation
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the news.
This year
'Skin cancer can be prevented': Survivor calls for suncream to be made more affordable
A mother of six who survived skin cancer has highlighted the cost of suncream.
'Exponential rise' in number of legal cases being taken against CervicalCheck, says WHO report
The report said that the programme could be rendered financially unsustainable due to the number of claims being taken against it.
Lynn Ruane: 'Christy, you inspired me to live longer, love deeper and fight harder'
The senator pays tribute to the late Christy Dignam who will be laid to rest today.
2021 was second year in a row with fewer cancer diagnoses due to Covid, report finds
1 in 12 expected cancers were not detected over the first 2 years of the pandemic, an estimated 4,320 cases.
'Everyone has been touched by it': Importance of early cancer detection highlighted at Bloom
The festival gets underway in Dublin’s Phoenix Park tomorrow.
Broadcaster Esther Rantzen reveals her lung cancer has progressed to stage four
Rantzen said her ‘diagnosis of stage four lung cancer made me realise how very lucky I’ve been in my life.’
HSE to launch psychological supports for young people with cancer
Each year almost 400 people in Ireland under the age of 24 are diagnosed with cancer.
Celine Garvey: 'I told her I had cancer - she later said she decided not to cry at that moment'
From symptoms to diagnosis and now coping with cancer treatment, the Kildare theatre manager describes her experiences.
Skin lesion removed from Joe Biden’s chest was cancerous, doctor says
White House doctor Kevin O’Connor that no further treatment was required.
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny diagnosed with cancer but expected to make full recovery
Kenny served six years as Taoiseach.
Fears over colon cancer waiting lists as doctors face 'race against time' to diagnose patients
The Irish Cancer Society has warned that almost over a third of patients are not receiving the procedure within the necessary timeframe.
People in Ireland's most deprived areas have higher risk of dying from cancer, report finds
The study also found differences in the types of cancers diagnosed in the most and least deprived areas.
Woman who claims her cervical cancer test was misread sues State over refusal to grant supports
She applied to the National Screening Service to be included in a scheme known as the 221+ group care package.
Michael Flatley undergoes surgery after being diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer
It has not been confirmed what type of cancer Flatley has been diagnosed with.
Last year
'They're facing grave choices': Survey shows cancer patients cutting back on heating over costs
The Irish Cancer Society said it’s “the reality of having cancer in Ireland today”.
Taoiseach apologises to Stephen Teap in wake of CervicalCheck settlement
Micheál Martin said there was “no defence” for what happened with the CervicalCheck controversy.
'Our child deserves to die at home': Family of boy with cancer told palliative care not available in their area
Tipperary TD Michael Lowry read out a letter in the Dáil from parents of a boy with terminal cancer.
Number of people living after invasive cancer diagnosis exceeds 200,000 for the first time
It’s equivalent to 1 in 24 of the population and equates to a 50% increase in the number of cancer survivors when compared to a decade ago.
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was “a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity”.
Vicky died in the early hours of this morning in Limerick, surrounded by her family
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was "a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity"
President Michael D Higgins said the campaigner "made an enormous contribution to Irish society"
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care
These individuals often face hidden costs and less GP access, the report found
Former Celtic and Scotland striker Frank McGarvey diagnosed with cancer
Sons Scott and Sean posted messages on their Twitter accounts confirming the news.
Actor and activist Jane Fonda confirms she has cancer
The 84-year-old Oscar winner vowed to fight the “very treatable” illness.
Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment
One parent told the report: ‘I feel guilty worrying about money because I’m so happy my children are well.’
Garda awaits sentence for coercive control of his terminally ill former girlfriend
The victim told the court that he stole her cancer medication and she feared he would murder her.
Aldi to include bowel cancer symptoms on its toilet rolls from the autumn
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in Ireland.
Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment
A survey has shown that many people are not clear on the importance of nutritional care during cancer care.
170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.
Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
Around 180-190 people between 16 and 25 years are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland every year.
Oasis guitarist Bonehead says he has tonsil cancer
Paul Arthurs has said that he’s been told it’s treatable.
Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer
The Gers have sent their best wishes to the 58-year-old former player.
Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.
Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'
One year ago today, the newsreader and reporter was starting into cancer treatment just two weeks after becoming a mother for the first time.
'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.
US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
HPRA warning over online purchases of bogus cancer 'miracle cure'
Users of private social media groups based in Ireland have also been sharing tips on how to bring the drug into the country.
Health product watchdogs are investigating the use of a so-called "miracle cure" for cancer, writes Garreth MacNamee.
Quantities of the drug are suspected to have been brought into the country recently.
It is primarily being brought into the jurisdiction from North America, it is understood.
All time
Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
The National Cancer Registry Ireland 2021 report was published today.
Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.
Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently being held in a Texas prison