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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.

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.

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