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Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment
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Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment

Aug 24th 2018, 4:42 PM 32,427 Views 54 Comments

The 81-year-old was diagnosed last year.

'It's the day we dreamed about' - Carlow woman says she is cancer free
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'It's the day we dreamed about' - Carlow woman says she is cancer free

Aug 17th 2018, 10:14 PM 28,198 Views 26 Comments

Shaunteele Tynan raised over €700,000 for her treatment last year.

Company behind Roundup weedkiller ordered to pay €254 million to gardener living with cancer
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Company behind Roundup weedkiller ordered to pay €254 million to gardener living with cancer

Aug 11th 2018, 7:57 AM 58,257 Views 61 Comments

The landmark ruling could open the door for a slew of similar lawsuits against pesticide giant Monsanto.

Tributes pour in as Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies at 36
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Tributes pour in as Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies at 36

Aug 9th 2018, 7:57 AM 7,932 Views 9 Comments

Lyle entered palliative care last week after a third battle with cancer.

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
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Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

Aug 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 20,799 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
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Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 34,082 Views 66 Comments

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
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Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Aug 1st 2018, 3:06 PM 33,070 Views 0 Comments

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

Australian golfer, 36, enters palliative care after third battle with cancer
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Australian golfer, 36, enters palliative care after third battle with cancer

Jul 31st 2018, 5:00 PM 52,979 Views 16 Comments

‘He has reached his limit, and the docs have finally agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome.’

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
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Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Jul 31st 2018, 12:27 PM 12,091 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court
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Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court

Jul 28th 2018, 12:05 PM 14,389 Views 110 Comments

Opposition parties are accusing the Taoiseach and Health Minister of lying.

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
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'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,056 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses
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'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,293 Views 8 Comments

Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group
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Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

Jul 10th 2018, 7:09 PM 7,022 Views 5 Comments

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'
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Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

Jul 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,232 Views 33 Comments

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity
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Heart condition medication recalled over 'probable carcinogen' impurity

Jul 5th 2018, 10:23 PM 27,899 Views 20 Comments

Patients are being advised to keep taking their medication but to discuss their treatment with a pharmacist or doctor.

'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain
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'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain

Jul 5th 2018, 12:00 PM 65,018 Views 43 Comments

Emma last week settled a €7.5 million settlement with the HSE over her incorrect smear test results.

Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone
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Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone

Jun 29th 2018, 9:07 AM 19,815 Views 37 Comments

The Father Ted co-writer had revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer and would need to undergo chemotherapy.

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he's undergoing cancer treatment
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Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he's undergoing cancer treatment

Jun 27th 2018, 5:59 PM 16,431 Views 16 Comments

Linehan shared the news of his testicular cancer diagnosis on Twitter earlier today.

Graham Linehan revealed he's being treated for testicular cancer
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# Graham Linehan

Graham Linehan revealed he's being treated for testicular cancer

Jun 27th 2018, 3:13 PM 2,246 Views 0 Comments

The Father Ted creator tweeted that he’d already undergone surgery and would need chemotherapy.

Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out
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Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 20,187 Views 14 Comments

People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system
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Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system

Jun 15th 2018, 4:24 PM 17,151 Views 10 Comments

Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
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'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking

Jun 14th 2018, 3:54 PM 92,113 Views 49 Comments

Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.

Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe
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Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe

Jun 13th 2018, 1:20 PM 25,573 Views 44 Comments

The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies
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Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies

Jun 7th 2018, 6:57 AM 27,806 Views 34 Comments

The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.

'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment
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'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment

May 29th 2018, 8:37 PM 42,942 Views 38 Comments

Byrne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
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Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,837 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
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# The Eighth Amendment

'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'

May 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 5,571 Views 3 Comments

How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
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Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,569 Views 113 Comments

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
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'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,808 Views 38 Comments

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
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Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

May 15th 2018, 5:16 PM 12,766 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
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'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,613 Views 13 Comments

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
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HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

May 14th 2018, 9:05 PM 18,755 Views 30 Comments

The previous figure was 17 women.

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
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Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,465 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral
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A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral

May 12th 2018, 2:36 PM 34,503 Views 4 Comments

Michelle Beck is from Sligo but lives in Sydney.

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show
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'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show

May 12th 2018, 8:14 AM 40,741 Views 75 Comments

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, three years after a smear test result incorrectly came back as normal.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
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'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,980 Views 71 Comments

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
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'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,617 Views 58 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
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'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,119 Views 91 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'
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Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'

May 8th 2018, 7:17 PM 50,343 Views 24 Comments

Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
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'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,301 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.