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Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
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Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland

Thu 6:00 AM 16,195 Views 3 Comments

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
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Oasis guitarist Bonehead says he has tonsil cancer

Apr 27th 2022, 9:22 AM 22,615 Views 5 Comments

Paul Arthurs has said that he’s been told it’s treatable.

Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer
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Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:36 PM 5,816 Views 1 Comment

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
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Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017

Apr 13th 2022, 3:40 PM 10,085 Views 4 Comments

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'
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Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 63,049 Views 13 Comments

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
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'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year

Feb 6th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,545 Views 2 Comments

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
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US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

Jan 21st 2022, 10:53 PM 41,576 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

HPRA warning over online purchases of bogus cancer 'miracle cure'
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HPRA warning over online purchases of bogus cancer 'miracle cure'

Jan 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 20,320 Views 0 Comments
  • 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.
Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
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Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 7,302 Views 6 Comments

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'
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Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'

Nov 12th 2021, 8:15 PM 76,704 Views 50 Comments

Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’
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Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’

Nov 4th 2021, 4:46 PM 26,737 Views 3 Comments

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently being held in a Texas prison

Vicky Phelan returns to Ireland for palliative care after new tumours end US treatment
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Vicky Phelan returns to Ireland for palliative care after new tumours end US treatment

Oct 3rd 2021, 4:29 PM 151,398 Views 47 Comments

The mother-of-two said she hopes chemotherapy will keep her alive ‘until Christmas at least’.

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
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# Eileen Rushe

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35

Sep 28th 2021, 4:20 PM 43,286 Views 14 Comments

The 35-year-old mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.

Tributes paid to Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as 'shining star' dies aged 39
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Tributes paid to Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as 'shining star' dies aged 39

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 251,139 Views 67 Comments

The singer had breast cancer.

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
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Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,785 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

'A true original both in comedy and life': Tributes as comedy star Sean Lock dies aged 58
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'A true original both in comedy and life': Tributes as comedy star Sean Lock dies aged 58

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 1:14 PM 100,083 Views 77 Comments

The TV star and comedian died from cancer at home surrounded by his family.

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 22,369 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 24,495 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 18,562 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 7,322 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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# Smear Tests

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

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,837 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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# Back To Work

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

Feb 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,934 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 34,463 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 18,094 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 11,098 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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# Still Waiting

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

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,403 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 8,464 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 10,487 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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# Purple House

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

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,506 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 28,792 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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# Financial Problems

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

Oct 7th 2020, 6:10 PM 22,813 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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# National Cancer Registry

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

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,332 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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# Chadwick Boseman

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

Updated Aug 29th 2020, 1:26 PM 139,185 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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# Warning

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

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,899 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 30,788 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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# Coronavirus

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

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,609 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

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

Jul 17th 2020, 7:35 PM 31,413 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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# Covid-19 Committee

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,604 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 7,951 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 8,808 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.

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