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# Chemotherapy

This year
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
The government allocated €35 million in extra funding last year and recruited 172 additional staff to cancer services.
All time
Chemotherapy treatment levels dropped 12% due to the pandemic last year
The Irish Medical Organisation has said that a public health campaign should be funded to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and to encourage people to go to a GP to get checked.
'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.
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.
Champion jockey Smullen to undergo chemotherapy after suffering health setback
The Offaly man has withdrawn from his charity race at the Curragh next month.
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.
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.
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.
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he's undergoing cancer treatment
Linehan shared the news of his testicular cancer diagnosis on Twitter earlier today.
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.
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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”.
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.
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?
A woman with cancer is turning her chemo treatments into funny and inspiring photo ops
What a lady.
'Extraordinary' cancer trial sees symptoms vanish in 94% of patients
The new treatment uses the immune system to eliminate cancer cells.
'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.”
Around 200 patients contacted as HSE recalls chemo drugs
The HSE said it was recalling the drugs as a “precautionary” measure.
'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.
This Mam decided to get an amazing haircut before going through chemo
We salute you.
'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years'
The immune system can be taught to attack cancer.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer
Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.