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#World Cancer DAy

From TheJournal.ie "One of the toughest parts was losing my hair... I had pretty long curly hair at the time." World Cancer DAy

"One of the toughest parts was losing my hair... I had pretty long curly hair at the time."

Ruth was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, 2014. She fought hard to beat it.

From TheJournal.ie 'My GP just picked up the phone and called the surgeon straight away. I'll never forget it' Check Yourself

'My GP just picked up the phone and called the surgeon straight away. I'll never forget it'

Today is World Cancer day, and one survivor has been describing how he discovered he had cancer.

From TheJournal.ie There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns World Cancer DAy

There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns

The United Nations report highlights a regional imbalance in the rise, as well as a link to sales drives by tobacco companies.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer survivor: The chemo makes you sicker than the disease but it’s a lifesaver World Cancer DAy

Cancer survivor: The chemo makes you sicker than the disease but it’s a lifesaver

While the well known side-effects like hair loss and exhaustion are the biggest fears for patients, some others like a loss of libido are often not addressed and can be just as traumatic.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland set for 72 per cent surge in cancer cases by 2030 Cancer

Ireland set for 72 per cent surge in cancer cases by 2030

A UK-based study finds that Ireland’s cancer cases are likely to rise by 72 per cent in two decades, the highest in the EU.