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#Cancer

# cancer - Today’s News

# cancer - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# cancer - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

# cancer - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# cancer - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

# cancer - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, who died earlier today.

# cancer - Saturday 19 January, 2019

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

# cancer - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge After Love Island's Chris Hughes got a testicular cancer check-up on live TV, his own brother found a lump Check Yourself

After Love Island's Chris Hughes got a testicular cancer check-up on live TV, his own brother found a lump

“If he hadn’t done it, I’d still be in the dark now.”

# cancer - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

# cancer - Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

# cancer - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

# cancer - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From The42 'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself' Perseverance

'I was thinking about my sister when she was diagnosed... I couldn't feel sorry for myself'

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on overcoming doubt and personal adversity in 2018 to become a world champion.

# cancer - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients' debt to collection agencies

The Irish Cancer Society is today publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges.

# cancer - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

The 35-year-old Cork woman died of cancer in July last year.

# cancer - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Two cancer sufferers refused bail over €3.5 million cocaine seizure in Liffey Valley car park

Gardaí said the accused posed a flight risk.

# cancer - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# cancer - Monday 3 December, 2018

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

# cancer - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# cancer - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# cancer - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

# cancer - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# cancer - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer

The Sunday Times reported today on the case, and the woman has called for all cases such as hers to be reviewed.

# cancer - Monday 12 November, 2018

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

# cancer - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

'Extremely sad news': Tributes paid after former British Cabinet secretary dies from cancer

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led the tributes to Sir Jeremy Heywood.

# cancer - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Company behind Roundup weedkiller still told to pay €68 million to gardener living with cancer after judge ruling

The ruling in this case has been called the “tip of the spear” in terms of cases being brought against Monsanto.

# cancer - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

# cancer - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

# cancer - Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

# cancer - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

# cancer - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

# cancer - Monday 24 September, 2018

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

# cancer - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning

The trial is taking part in the UK and India, as well as in 10 Irish hospitals.

Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer

The former Eastenders star plans to undergo a hysterectomy.

# cancer - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Musician Chas Hodges dies after cancer battle

The British star, one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave, had oesophageal cancer.

# cancer - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# cancer - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

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