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'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis
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'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis

Oct 12th 2019, 8:00 PM 50,531 Views 28 Comments

Two years after she was given the clear from doctors, the cancer returned, this time spreading to other organs.

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
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Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,439 Views 12 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia
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Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

Sep 19th 2019, 6:30 PM 4,966 Views 4 Comments

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern
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Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern

Sep 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,631 Views 2 Comments

The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'
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Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Sep 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 74,837 Views 18 Comments

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.

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study
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People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

Sep 3rd 2019, 10:05 AM 15,722 Views 14 Comments

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
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Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Aug 27th 2019, 4:02 PM 8,590 Views 65 Comments

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer
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The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aug 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,544 Views 11 Comments

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'
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Minister: 'We need to start talking openly about fertility, sex and life in general post-cancer'

Aug 19th 2019, 6:11 PM 16,135 Views 21 Comments

Today, Simon Harris launched the National Cancer Survivorship Needs Assessment, called Living With and Beyond Cancer in Ireland.

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer
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New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,082 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
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Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Aug 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,938 Views 55 Comments

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?
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The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

Jul 29th 2019, 6:05 AM 27,412 Views 45 Comments

“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.

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,662 Views 7 Comments

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.

Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes
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Ireland's first digital surgery unit opens at the Mater in a bid to improve cancer patient outcomes

Jul 25th 2019, 6:00 PM 17,310 Views 15 Comments

In a visit to a live operating theatre this morning surgeons explained how it works to TheJournal.ie

Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland?
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Poll: Should herbicides that have been linked to cancer be banned in Ireland?

Jul 7th 2019, 9:33 AM 40,374 Views 130 Comments

A 2015 study from the World Health Organisation said the herbicide glyphosate was probably carcinogenic.

Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer
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Comedian Brendan Grace receiving treatment for lung cancer

Jul 3rd 2019, 11:58 AM 41,130 Views 31 Comments

Grace has been forced to cancel a number of tour dates across July and August.

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine
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HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Jun 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,628 Views 13 Comments

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland
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Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland

May 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,834 Views 18 Comments

Authors of a new study said the rise is likely driven by obesity and poor diet.

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved
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'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,872 Views 6 Comments

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism
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Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Apr 25th 2019, 3:22 PM 76,247 Views 83 Comments

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre
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Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre

Apr 15th 2019, 4:35 PM 10,138 Views 26 Comments

VHI recently offered its members access to new cancer drugs not currently available to all HSE patients.

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
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Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,553 Views 74 Comments

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.

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

Apr 12th 2019, 8:44 AM 32,539 Views 14 Comments

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

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

Apr 9th 2019, 12:10 AM 21,202 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Updated Apr 4th 2019, 10:30 PM 17,061 Views 22 Comments

“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.”

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

Mar 29th 2019, 12:18 PM 9,793 Views 6 Comments

She continued making films right up to her death.

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

Mar 28th 2019, 9:44 AM 73,753 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,162 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 PM 36,741 Views 9 Comments

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.

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 2:57 PM 8,771 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,750 Views 12 Comments

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.

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:25 AM 21,347 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,806 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,142 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,868 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,316 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,890 Views 24 Comments

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.

'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57
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'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

Feb 1st 2019, 10:53 AM 52,228 Views 10 Comments

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

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
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CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Jan 19th 2019, 7:42 PM 30,661 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Check Yourself

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

Jan 17th 2019, 2:56 PM 6,811 Views 0 Comments

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