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Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
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Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,461 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
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Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,757 Views 25 Comments

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
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'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 22,972 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident
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Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

May 1st 2018, 3:40 PM 25,829 Views 69 Comments

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck
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60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Apr 30th 2018, 11:35 PM 8,252 Views 18 Comments

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme
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Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

Apr 30th 2018, 7:05 PM 60,453 Views 150 Comments

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment
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Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Apr 30th 2018, 4:45 PM 31,452 Views 50 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago
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Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago

Apr 30th 2018, 10:31 AM 12,412 Views 7 Comments

Doctor David Gibbons estimated that 1,000 cases could be missed a year because of mismatched testing systems being used.

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
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Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Apr 30th 2018, 9:55 AM 16,050 Views 51 Comments

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next
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A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next

Apr 30th 2018, 9:01 AM 36,057 Views 14 Comments

The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues
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Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues

Apr 29th 2018, 3:20 PM 33,238 Views 65 Comments

Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'
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WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

Apr 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,660 Views 19 Comments

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening
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Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Apr 28th 2018, 5:53 PM 19,812 Views 41 Comments

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'
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CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'

Apr 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,768 Views 16 Comments

The screening programme said that it had received a slight increase in calls after the Vicky Phelan High Court case settlement.

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
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'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,320 Views 37 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
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'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Apr 25th 2018, 6:24 PM 19,925 Views 28 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey
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'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey

Apr 20th 2018, 8:06 PM 120,808 Views 41 Comments

Dr David Carey has contributed to the parenting panel of Newstalk’s Moncrieff show for almost a decade.

'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
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'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery

Apr 19th 2018, 1:12 PM 12,433 Views 7 Comments

17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'
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'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'

Apr 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 41,864 Views 31 Comments

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36
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The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

Apr 11th 2018, 4:40 PM 112,004 Views 18 Comments

The news was announced by his bandmates on Twitter this afternoon.

Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle
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Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle

Apr 11th 2018, 8:12 AM 88,752 Views 61 Comments

A court in Melbourne heard how Hanna Dickenson had needed money to further fund a party lifestyle.

Newly discovered organ could play a role in the spread of cancer
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Newly discovered organ could play a role in the spread of cancer

Apr 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 44,267 Views 16 Comments

The new quasi-organ is called the interstitium.

'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine
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'I felt really alone': 33-year-old wants to help young cancer patients with online magazine

Apr 7th 2018, 9:15 AM 10,621 Views 4 Comments

Happy Magazine aims to share something useful, helpful or positive about the Irish cancer journey every day.

Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan
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Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan

Apr 3rd 2018, 12:45 PM 10,182 Views 4 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year
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Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Mar 29th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,345 Views 2 Comments

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'
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Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'

Mar 23rd 2018, 4:58 PM 5,673 Views 0 Comments

James Gilleran spends every Daffodil Day on O’Connell Street raising funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society.

'People can live quite happily alongside cancer. I have been doing that for the past 11 years'
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'People can live quite happily alongside cancer. I have been doing that for the past 11 years'

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 30,885 Views 19 Comments

Liz Burke writes about her cancer journey on Daffodil Day.

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
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HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals

Mar 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 16,403 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer
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'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer

Mar 7th 2018, 4:48 PM 39,442 Views 7 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.

Kildare man at Harvard Law: 'Days before my 24th birthday, I was told I had 6 months to live'
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Kildare man at Harvard Law: 'Days before my 24th birthday, I was told I had 6 months to live'

Mar 4th 2018, 8:00 PM 281,257 Views 44 Comments

Michael Mullen had beaten cancer twice before when he received his third diagnosis just four months into his masters in Boston.

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan
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'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan

Mar 4th 2018, 2:01 PM 16,826 Views 3 Comments

The author died aged 45.

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery
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Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Feb 23rd 2018, 3:02 PM 18,042 Views 78 Comments

The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
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Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:16 PM 16,066 Views 15 Comments

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis
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Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 8:19 PM 22,389 Views 23 Comments

RTÉ Investigates has confirmed that two patients had their cancer misdiagnosed at the hospital.

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
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Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,029 Views 8 Comments

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe
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Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe

Feb 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 15,499 Views 6 Comments

However, new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week.

'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'
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'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'

Feb 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 80,747 Views 10 Comments

We’re all familiar with the expression ‘life can change in an instant’, now it makes complete sense, writes Georgie Crawford.

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
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People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,331 Views 21 Comments

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'
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Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

Feb 4th 2018, 1:00 PM 32,282 Views 43 Comments

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says
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HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says

Jan 24th 2018, 2:08 PM 7,924 Views 13 Comments

As of 18 January, a total of 13 people have been found to have had their cancer misdiagnosed.