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From TheJournal.ie Cancer: 'My Big C news had no Ali McGraw or Marcus Welby MD moment of discovery' Read Me

Cancer: 'My Big C news had no Ali McGraw or Marcus Welby MD moment of discovery'

I neither look nor sound like a person with cancer but I know that could change tomorrow, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists Waiting Lists

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists

Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals Crisis Point

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

From TheJournal.ie Life extending drug now available to hundreds of Irish cancer patients Nivolumab

Life extending drug now available to hundreds of Irish cancer patients

Writer AA Gill described nivolumab as “more life spent on Earth – but only if you can pay”.

From TheJournal.ie Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock Tick Tock

Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'? Gardasil

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

From TheJournal.ie Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer Cancer

Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

Hundreds of messages from well-wishers quickly poured in on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie 'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them' Breast Cancer

'Every night I was so glad it was me. Thank god it was me and not them'

Mother-of-three Ger felt a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. With her family’s support, she managed to come out the other side.

From TheJournal.ie Golfers warned not to risk skin cancer to get a tan Wear Sunscreen

Golfers warned not to risk skin cancer to get a tan

Researchers suggest golfers be targeted with information on the dangers of sun exposure.

From TheJournal.ie 'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer Masspec Pen

'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer

The pen-like probe will be tested in breast cancer early next year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life' Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone' Blood Cancer

'My father went to the doctor with pains, nine weeks later he was gone'

Barry McGuigan, who lost his dad to cancer, is fronting a new awareness campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying' Read Me

Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'

I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are all safe!': Break in hurricane allows Carlow teenager to get urgent cancer treatment HURRICANE HARVEY

'We are all safe!': Break in hurricane allows Carlow teenager to get urgent cancer treatment

Shauntelle Tynan raised over €600,000 earlier this year to fund her journey to Texas Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman €350m in cancer lawsuit California

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman €350m in cancer lawsuit

The woman claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products.

From TheJournal.ie Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says Warning Signs

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.

From The42 'I'm very thankful for all the help' - The Rossies and a football passion after battling cancer Cian Smith

'I'm very thankful for all the help' - The Rossies and a football passion after battling cancer

Cian Smith will be cheering on his brothers Enda and Donie in Croke Park tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'When Tony was diagnosed with cancer, he was very low and couldn't find a way out' Tony Fenton Foundation

'When Tony was diagnosed with cancer, he was very low and couldn't find a way out'

A new charity launched in memory of Tony Fenton aims to facilitate honest conversations around men’s health.

From TheJournal.ie John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare Healthcare

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer Karen And Ed Stewart

Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer

The couple has three children under the age of 10.

From TheJournal.ie Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected Dangerous Chemical

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected

The black, blue and khaki flip-flops were on sale in Primark stores between the 4 January and 2 June this year.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer World War 2

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea' Surviving Cancer

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sleep tight baby boy': Parents confirm death of six-year-old Bradley Lowery after cancer battle Sunderland

'Sleep tight baby boy': Parents confirm death of six-year-old Bradley Lowery after cancer battle

Bradley Lowery was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 11 months old.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer Mental Health

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

From TheJournal.ie 143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment Waiting Lists

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter Chemo

Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter

A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.

From TheJournal.ie Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish Liver Cancer

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer' Uv Rays

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

From TheJournal.ie Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer Bras And Prostheses

Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer

“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer China

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer

Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

From TheJournal.ie A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014 Protect And Inspect

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and 16% of those who are diagnosed die from the disease.

From The42 'The swim has been a great way to help us cope with our grief' Memory

'The swim has been a great way to help us cope with our grief'

The 12th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim takes place next month.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no emergency': Christy Dignam rolls back after saying cancer has returned Contradictory

'There's no emergency': Christy Dignam rolls back after saying cancer has returned

Reports had emerged over the weekend that Dignam’s cancer had returned.

From TheJournal.ie New drug can reduce risk of dying by almost 40% for advanced prostate cancer patients Study

New drug can reduce risk of dying by almost 40% for advanced prostate cancer patients

The drug was tested in two seperate clinical trials involving 2,200 men.