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'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E
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'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Jan 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 39,160 Views 24 Comments

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
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'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,806 Views 40 Comments

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'
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PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,849 Views 10 Comments

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.

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'
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'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Dec 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 22,588 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies
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Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

Dec 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 11,049 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
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Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,292 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park
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# Flight Risk

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park

Dec 12th 2018, 8:35 PM 33,040 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
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Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,872 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'
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'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 19,578 Views 13 Comments

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
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Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,106 Views 27 Comments

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
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'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 16,919 Views 9 Comments

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.

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'
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# Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

Nov 25th 2018, 10:30 AM 31,493 Views 28 Comments

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
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Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,805 Views 28 Comments

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer
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# Our Lady's

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer

Nov 18th 2018, 1:21 PM 18,985 Views 21 Comments

The Sunday Times reported today on the case, and the woman has called for all cases such as hers to be reviewed.

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer
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# Natural Killer Cells

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Nov 12th 2018, 5:42 PM 34,286 Views 19 Comments

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'
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Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,735 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer
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'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer

Nov 4th 2018, 9:57 AM 25,969 Views 24 Comments

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led the tributes to Sir Jeremy Heywood.

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling
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Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:08 AM 16,295 Views 17 Comments

The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
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Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Oct 16th 2018, 2:10 PM 6,919 Views 12 Comments

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
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CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,101 Views 17 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
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Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Oct 8th 2018, 11:35 PM 22,449 Views 78 Comments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
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# For Molly

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

Sep 29th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,884 Views 4 Comments

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
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Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

Sep 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,363 Views 32 Comments

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

Sep 25th 2018, 9:24 AM 25,815 Views 75 Comments

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'
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# Nutrition

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

Sep 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,040 Views 41 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning
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# Add Aspirin

Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning

Sep 23rd 2018, 3:24 PM 12,369 Views 8 Comments

The trial is taking part in the UK and India, as well as in 10 Irish hospitals.

Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer
# Eastenders
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Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer

Sep 23rd 2018, 1:10 PM 85,464 Views 26 Comments

The former Eastenders star plans to undergo a hysterectomy.

Musician Chas Hodges dies after cancer battle
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# Chas And Dave

Musician Chas Hodges dies after cancer battle

Sep 22nd 2018, 2:10 PM 25,086 Views 9 Comments

The British star, one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave, had oesophageal cancer.

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
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HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

Sep 19th 2018, 9:26 PM 10,479 Views 26 Comments

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
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'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Sep 18th 2018, 2:17 PM 21,345 Views 9 Comments

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
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Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,039 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
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Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,890 Views 17 Comments

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
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'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

Sep 11th 2018, 11:45 AM 39,996 Views 54 Comments

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review
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'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

Sep 11th 2018, 8:38 AM 19,235 Views 28 Comments

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

Olivia Newton-John has cancer for the third time
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# Grease

Olivia Newton-John has cancer for the third time

Sep 11th 2018, 7:29 AM 32,672 Views 14 Comments

Doctors have discovered a tumour at the base of her spine.

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed
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# Scally Report

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed

Sep 7th 2018, 10:11 PM 11,744 Views 35 Comments

MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
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# Queen's University

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

Sep 6th 2018, 2:43 PM 29,524 Views 24 Comments

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

'Inspiring' BBC radio presenter dies from cancer aged 40
# Rachael Bland
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# Rachael Bland

'Inspiring' BBC radio presenter dies from cancer aged 40

Sep 5th 2018, 11:40 AM 58,658 Views 19 Comments

Rachael Bland said she had just days to live on Monday.

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients
# Nivolumab
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# Nivolumab

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

Sep 5th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,358 Views 5 Comments

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
# Blood Cancer Awareness
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# Blood Cancer Awareness

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

Sep 4th 2018, 9:17 PM 9,782 Views 10 Comments

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.