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'Our child deserves to die at home': Family of boy with cancer told palliative care not available in their area
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'Our child deserves to die at home': Family of boy with cancer told palliative care not available in their area

18 hours ago 33,669 Views 24 Comments

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry read out a letter in the Dáil from parents of a boy with terminal cancer.

# cancer - This week 27th November 2022 - 2nd December 2022

Number of people living after invasive cancer diagnosis exceeds 200,000 for the first time
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Number of people living after invasive cancer diagnosis exceeds 200,000 for the first time

Tue 9:44 AM 12,514 Views 12 Comments

It’s equivalent to 1 in 24 of the population and equates to a 50% increase in the number of cancer survivors when compared to a decade ago.

# cancer - Last month November 2022

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died
# Tributes
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Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died

Nov 14th 2022, 10:35 AM 113,872 Views 117 Comments
  • Vicky died in the early hours of this morning in Limerick, surrounded by her family
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was "a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity"
  • President Michael D Higgins said the campaigner "made an enormous contribution to Irish society"
Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care
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# Health

Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care

Nov 8th 2022, 7:39 AM 6,675 Views 1 Comment

These individuals often face hidden costs and less GP access, the report found

# cancer - This year 2022

Former Celtic and Scotland striker Frank McGarvey diagnosed with cancer
# Disease
# Disease

Former Celtic and Scotland striker Frank McGarvey diagnosed with cancer

Oct 8th 2022, 11:45 AM 3,660 Views 1 Comment

Sons Scott and Sean posted messages on their Twitter accounts confirming the news.

Actor and activist Jane Fonda confirms she has cancer
# Chemo
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# Chemo

Actor and activist Jane Fonda confirms she has cancer

Sep 3rd 2022, 8:25 AM 39,876 Views 8 Comments

The 84-year-old Oscar winner vowed to fight the “very treatable” illness.

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment
# Hidden Costs
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# Hidden Costs

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment

Aug 31st 2022, 4:06 PM 20,177 Views 16 Comments

One parent told the report: ‘I feel guilty worrying about money because I’m so happy my children are well.’

Garda awaits sentence for coercive control of his terminally ill former girlfriend
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Garda awaits sentence for coercive control of his terminally ill former girlfriend

Jul 25th 2022, 7:32 PM 46,267 Views 0 Comments

The victim told the court that he stole her cancer medication and she feared he would murder her.

Aldi to include bowel cancer symptoms on its toilet rolls from the autumn
# New Initiative
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# New Initiative

Aldi to include bowel cancer symptoms on its toilet rolls from the autumn

Jul 4th 2022, 6:45 AM 35,724 Views 23 Comments

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in Ireland.

Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment
# Cancer Care
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# Cancer Care

Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment

May 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,637 Views 5 Comments

A survey has shown that many people are not clear on the importance of nutritional care during cancer care.

170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
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170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says

May 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,580 Views 11 Comments

The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
# Reasearch
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# Reasearch

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland

May 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,304 Views 3 Comments

Around 180-190 people between 16 and 25 years are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland every year.

Oasis guitarist Bonehead says he has tonsil cancer
# Paul Arthurs
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# Paul Arthurs

Oasis guitarist Bonehead says he has tonsil cancer

Apr 27th 2022, 9:22 AM 22,646 Views 5 Comments

Paul Arthurs has said that he’s been told it’s treatable.

Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer
# Illness
# Illness

Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:36 PM 5,838 Views 1 Comment

The Gers have sent their best wishes to the 58-year-old former player.

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
# CervicalCheck
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# CervicalCheck

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017

Apr 13th 2022, 3:40 PM 10,160 Views 4 Comments

The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'
# Voices
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# Voices

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 63,742 Views 13 Comments

One year ago today, the newsreader and reporter was starting into cancer treatment just two weeks after becoming a mother for the first time.

'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
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# Breastcheck

'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year

Feb 6th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,690 Views 2 Comments

The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.

US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68
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US comedian Louie Anderson has died aged 68

Jan 21st 2022, 10:53 PM 41,614 Views 4 Comments

He appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

HPRA warning over online purchases of bogus cancer 'miracle cure'
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# Gcmaf

HPRA warning over online purchases of bogus cancer 'miracle cure'

Jan 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 20,394 Views 0 Comments
  • Health product watchdogs are investigating the use of a so-called "miracle cure" for cancer, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Quantities of the drug are suspected to have been brought into the country recently.
  • It is primarily being brought into the jurisdiction from North America, it is understood.

# cancer - Last year 2021

Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns
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Progress on cancer survival at risk due to Covid-19 disruption, Irish Cancer Society warns

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 7,321 Views 6 Comments

The National Cancer Registry Ireland 2021 report was published today.

Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
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# Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'

Nov 12th 2021, 8:15 PM 76,874 Views 50 Comments

Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’
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# Cancer Diagnosis

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’

Nov 4th 2021, 4:46 PM 26,785 Views 3 Comments

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently being held in a Texas prison

Vicky Phelan returns to Ireland for palliative care after new tumours end US treatment
# Cancer
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# Cancer

Vicky Phelan returns to Ireland for palliative care after new tumours end US treatment

Oct 3rd 2021, 4:29 PM 151,705 Views 47 Comments

The mother-of-two said she hopes chemotherapy will keep her alive ‘until Christmas at least’.

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
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# Eileen Rushe

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35

Sep 28th 2021, 4:20 PM 43,523 Views 14 Comments

The 35-year-old mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.

Tributes paid to Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as 'shining star' dies aged 39
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Tributes paid to Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as 'shining star' dies aged 39

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 251,280 Views 67 Comments

The singer had breast cancer.

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
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Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,803 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

'A true original both in comedy and life': Tributes as comedy star Sean Lock dies aged 58
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'A true original both in comedy and life': Tributes as comedy star Sean Lock dies aged 58

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 1:14 PM 100,251 Views 77 Comments

The TV star and comedian died from cancer at home surrounded by his family.

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
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# Clinical Trials

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

May 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 22,432 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'
# Pride
# Pride

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'

May 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,613 Views 12 Comments

Bryce Evans and Terry Phelan pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
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# Screening

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,644 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
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People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

Apr 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,359 Views 6 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
# Smear Tests
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# Smear Tests

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,892 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
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# Back To Work

Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows

Feb 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,959 Views 12 Comments

There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
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# World Cancer DAy

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,627 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
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# Treatment

Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study

Jan 28th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,122 Views 3 Comments

The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
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# RIP

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55

Jan 14th 2021, 8:35 PM 11,120 Views 0 Comments

She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
# Still Waiting
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# Still Waiting

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,471 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

# cancer - All time

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow
# Cancer Registry
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# Cancer Registry

Number of people in Ireland living with or surviving cancer continues to grow

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 8,477 Views 10 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services
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2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Nov 26th 2020, 5:31 PM 10,497 Views 34 Comments

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
# Purple House
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# Purple House

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,526 Views 21 Comments

Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.

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