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From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely distressing': Children's chemotherapy sessions at Crumlin Hospital postponed due to bed shortages Service Pressures

'Extremely distressing': Children's chemotherapy sessions at Crumlin Hospital postponed due to bed shortages

The hospital said admissions dates are periodically changed due to issues such as the demand on available beds.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words' Palliative Care Week

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

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.

From The42 Champion jockey Smullen to undergo chemotherapy after suffering health setback Treatment

Champion jockey Smullen to undergo chemotherapy after suffering health setback

The Offaly man has withdrawn from his charity race at the Curragh next month.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer Study

Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer

The groundbreaking research was conducted by scientists at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUIG.

From TheJournal.ie Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he's undergoing cancer treatment Testicular Cancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman's breast cancer eradicated after therapy harnesses the power of her immune system Immunotherapy

Woman's breast cancer eradicated after therapy harnesses the power of her immune system

The method has already been shown to work with a range of cancers including leukaemia and melanoma.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment? Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it' Cancer

'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'

Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs Supply Constraint

Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs

The pharmaceutical company which supplies the drugs said it expects to resume production early next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought it was a hangover, but it was more sinister' - Cork man diagnosed with brain tumour at 25 Cancer

'I thought it was a hangover, but it was more sinister' - Cork man diagnosed with brain tumour at 25

Following a year-long battle, James Murphy got the all clear today just before going on air.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't have the money for this' - Dublin mother pleads for funding for daughter's cancer treatment Robyn's Life

'We don't have the money for this' - Dublin mother pleads for funding for daughter's cancer treatment

12-year-old Robyn Smyth has been battling a rare form of cancer known as neuroblastoma for the past nine years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo' Cancer

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.

From TheJournal.ie Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia' Research

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

From TheJournal.ie Men's attitude to cancer: 'We don't do what we should - when we finally do, it's too late' Getting Cancer

Men's attitude to cancer: 'We don't do what we should - when we finally do, it's too late'

Why are men are 36% more likely to die of cancer compared to women, and how can we change this?

From TheJournal.ie 'Extraordinary' cancer trial sees symptoms vanish in 94% of patients Breakthrough

'Extraordinary' cancer trial sees symptoms vanish in 94% of patients

The new treatment uses the immune system to eliminate cancer cells.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cancer doesn't discriminate': Young adults support each other after a diagnosis Youcan Ireland

'Cancer doesn't discriminate': Young adults support each other after a diagnosis

“Regardless of your age, gender or creed, when it decides to take hold, life as you know it changes forever.”

From TheJournal.ie Around 200 patients contacted as HSE recalls chemo drugs Warning

Around 200 patients contacted as HSE recalls chemo drugs

The HSE said it was recalling the drugs as a “precautionary” measure.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer Postcode Lottery

'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer

Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years' Effective Cure

'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years'

The immune system can be taught to attack cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer Campaign

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer

Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.

From TheJournal.ie Brave teenager who completed his Junior Cert while battling leukemia receives award Heroes

Brave teenager who completed his Junior Cert while battling leukemia receives award

Yesterday’s 2014 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards saw a number of people honored in different categories for their contributions to society.

From TheJournal.ie Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded' Mater Hospital

Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'

The hospital said this is a temporary set-up until a purpose built day unit is completed next year.

From TheJournal.ie Majella O'Donnell finished chemotherapy, feeling 'normal again' Daniel O'Donnell

Majella O'Donnell finished chemotherapy, feeling 'normal again'

Majella shaved her head on the Late Late Show in September in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer Cervical Cancer

Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer

Existing chemotherapy regimes are largely ineffective against advanced stages of cervical cancer, which leads to the deaths of 250,000 women worldwide every year.

From TheJournal.ie New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug Cancer

New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug

The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’ Read Me

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’

Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo Cancer

Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo

Scientists at the RSCI and Beaumont Hospital develop a method that could avert chemotherapy if it won’t work.

From TheJournal.ie Fears that cancer patients may skip chemo over financial problems Cancer

Fears that cancer patients may skip chemo over financial problems

The Irish Cancer Society has said that it has seen a rise in people applying to its Financial Aid Scheme in the past year.

From TheJournal.ie New research into what causes nausea may help improve cancer treatments Rats

New research into what causes nausea may help improve cancer treatments

The research, carried out by the University of Guelph in Canada, used rats to better understand what led to the condition.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s how the HSE turned my expectations upside down Opinion

Column: Here’s how the HSE turned my expectations upside down

Coached by the media, Sean Finn thought HSE care for his mother would be slow, unreliable and impersonal. Here’s his story.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The danger of alternative therapies and why Steve Jobs was wrong Read Me

Column: The danger of alternative therapies and why Steve Jobs was wrong

Medical journalist Sandra Ryan says ineffective alternative remedies, when used instead of mainstream medical treatment, can pose a massive risk to lives.

From TheJournal.ie Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery Argentina

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery

Cristina Fernandez is recovering after having surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and is cautiously expected to make a full recovery.

From TheJournal.ie 'Breakthrough' breast cancer test to be made available to public Breast Cancer

'Breakthrough' breast cancer test to be made available to public

The genetic test can accurately identify the patients who remain at risk following surgery for breast cancer – determining who would benefit from chemotherapy.

From TheJournal.ie Queen's University scientists make prostate cancer breakthrough Breakthrough

Queen's University scientists make prostate cancer breakthrough

Leader of the study, Dr Joe O’Sullivan (pictured) described it as “a huge step forward” in the fight against prostrate cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy Hugo Chavez

Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy

The Venezuelan leader underwent surgery on a tumour in June.

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