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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read Treatment

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years Projections

'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million CervicalCheck

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

From TheJournal.ie Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90 RIP

Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90

She continued making films right up to her death.

From TheJournal.ie Man awarded $80 million after claiming weed killer caused his cancer Roundup

Man awarded $80 million after claiming weed killer caused his cancer

A US jury found that the product lacked sufficient warnings of potential risk.

From TheJournal.ie These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home' Mater Hospital

These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more 'like home'

The nurses are raising money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care.

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

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

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.

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