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Cervical cancer: Get to know the symptoms

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - Heather Keating - Irish Independent

When I was 24 I noticed that I was bleeding in between periods and after sex. I was on the contraceptive pill at the time so m... Read more →

'If I hadn't gone to the GP I'd be dead' - lung cancer survivor Tony Walsh

Friday 12th January 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. Late detection reduces survival rates, so we need to start listening to our l... Read more →

12 facts about breast cancer

Monday 4th December 2017 - Dr Reem Salman - Irish Independent

Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour found in Irish women, with 2,883 cases diagnosed each year. One in 10 women will... Read more →

11 activity goals for during and after cancer treatment

Friday 18th August 2017 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, exercise may be the last thing on their mind. However, Ailish Daly, clinical specialist phy... Read more →

New treatment hope for breast cancer

Thursday 20th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have discovered a potential new approach to treating triple negative breast cancer, which is currently one of the... Read more →

New 10-year cancer strategy launched

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new 10-year National Cancer Strategy has been launched by the Government. The strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2026, will ... Read more →

Cancer patients urged to ask about drug trials

Monday 22nd May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of cancer patients taking part in cancer drug trials should be doubled from its current 3% to 6%, Cancer Trials Ireland... Read more →

Vaccine could prevent most HPV-related cancers

Thursday 4th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

HPV infection causes up to 130 cancer deaths in Ireland every year, however most of these are potentially preventable as a result ... Read more →

500+ cancers detected by BowelScreen

Thursday 27th April 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 500 cancers were detected by the National Bowel Screening Programme, BowelScreen, between October 2012 and December 2015, a n... Read more →

Bowel cancer very treatable if caught early

Monday 3rd April 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Bowel cancer is ‘extremely treatable' if caught early, so it is essential that people can recognise the signs and symptoms o... Read more →

Waist-to-hip ratio linked to womb cancer

Friday 24th March 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who have a higher hip-to-waist ratio may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the womb, a new study has found. Th... Read more →

4 million cancer deaths avoided in EU since 1988

Thursday 23rd February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over four millions deaths from cancer have been avoided in the European Union (EU) since the late 1980s, thanks to improvements in... Read more →

Walking benefits advanced cancer patients

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with advanced cancer could enjoy an improved quality of life if they walked for just 30 minutes, three times a week, a new ... Read more →

Warning about cancer misinformation

Thursday 16th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A lot of information about cancer is inaccurate and misleading and can cause more harm than good, a leading doctor has warned. Ac... Read more →

Public talk on lung cancer to take place

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 2,300 people in Ireland will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and many of these will not survive more than five years ... Read more →

Bowel cancer 'missed' in 13 patients

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Thirteen patients who were tested for bowel cancer at Wexford General Hospital were incorrectly given the all-clear for the diseas... Read more →

Sunbeds users get cancer at younger age

Friday 13th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who use sunbeds are not only at an increased risk of developing the most deadly type of skin cancer, they also tend to deve... Read more →

Cancer has big impact on mental health

Friday 6th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Cancer has a major impact on the mental health of patients, with as many as four in five survivors suffering with anxiety and/or d... Read more →

Breast cancer trial needs Irish patients

Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish arm of a major international breast cancer trial is seeking 50 patients in Dublin, Cork and Waterford to take part. The... Read more →

New treatment can slow breast cancer growth

Thursday 15th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An international cancer trial involving Irish doctors and patients has confirmed that a new treatment can significantly reduce the... Read more →

Big weight gain over years ups cancer risk

Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Significant weight gain over a number of years can increase a person's risk of obesity-related cancers by over 50%, a new study ha... Read more →

1 in 6 have no lump before breast cancer diagnosis

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around one in six women diagnosed with breast cancer initally attends their doctor with a symptom other than a lump, a new study h... Read more →

Irish team in breast cancer breakthrough

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists may have discovered a way of treating one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer. Triple-negative breast ... Read more →

Low awareness of alcohol link to breast cancer

Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The link between alcohol and breast cancer is well established but public awareness of this remains low, the Irish Cancer Society ... Read more →

More surviving breast cancer than ever before

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More women are surviving breast cancer today than ever before, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. As part of Breast Cancer ... Read more →

New cancer institute for Ireland

Monday 17th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new cancer institute, the first of its kind in Ireland, is to be developed by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and St James's Hospit... Read more →

Passive smoking in youth can increase lung cancer risk

Monday 17th October 2016 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Non-smokers who were exposed to passive smoking in early life are at an increased risk of getting lung cancer, but only if they ha... Read more →

Conference on cancer survivorship

Wednesday 12th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major conference on cancer survivorship is being held in Dublin later this month. Living Well With Cancer aims to address ... Read more →

Night shifts do not increase breast cancer risk

Wednesday 12th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, new research has found. A review carr... Read more →

Call for fund to open more cancer trials

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The body tasked with coordinating cancer trials in this country has called for the establishment of a €1 million fund to enab... Read more →

Many unaware of metastatic breast cancer

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While familiarity with breast cancer is relatively high, many women have never heard of metastatic breast cancer or are unaware wh... Read more →

Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer death risk

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who develop breast cancer may have a better chance of survival if they previously breastfed for at least six months, a new s... Read more →

Breast cancer risk from HRT 'underestimated'

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Ella Pickover - Independent

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Women taking combined HRT to co... Read more →

Experts to address cancer vaccine concerns

Friday 19th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around 280 women in Ireland will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and some 90 will die from the disease in 2016, the Irish Cancer... Read more →

Recruitment for cancer trials needs new boost

Friday 12th August 2016 - Jane O'Faherty - Irish Independent

Recruitment for cancer trials in Ireland needs to be boosted, a new study has concluded. Research conducted by the Medical ... Read more →

Drug could extend lives of cancer patients

Friday 12th August 2016 - David Kearns and Luke Byrne - Irish Independent

Up to 80 people a year could be given a new lease of life as a radical new drug for treating some forms of blood cancer is hel... Read more →

New cancer drug now available in Ireland 'offers hope' for patients with rare blood cancers

Wednesday 10th August 2016 - Meadhbh McGrath - Independent

A new cancer drug has been made available to Irish patients with three rare forms of blood cancer following a successful trial las... Read more →

Cancer Trials Ireland launches info videos

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A series of videos aimed at people who may be considering taking part in a cancer trial has been launched. The six videos come fr... Read more →

New breast cancer trial begins

Wednesday 13th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish part of a European breast cancer trial, which aims to test the effectiveness of a new combination of drugs, has been ope... Read more →

Cancer risk before and after diabetes diagnosis

Monday 11th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes may have an increased risk of developing cancer before and immediately after their diagnosis, a new study has... Read more →

Addiction drug may benefit cancer patients

Thursday 30th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A drug which is currently used to treat different types of addiction, may have a beneficial effect on some cancer patients, new re... Read more →

New breast cancer trial opened

Monday 27th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A cancer trial to test a new treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer, which is not responding to currently available tr... Read more →

Smoking affects breast cancer treatment

Monday 20th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

It is already known that smoking can increase the risk of a number of cancers, including breast cancer. Now a new study has found ... Read more →

Cancer survival rates improving in men

Wednesday 15th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Survival rates among men with cancer are continuing to improve in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Latest figure... Read more →

Cancer survival rates improving in men

Monday 13th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Survival rates among men with cancer are continuing to improve in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Latest figure... Read more →

Much higher risk of cancer in deprived areas

Friday 10th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women living in the most deprived areas in Ireland have a 120% increased risk of developing cervical cancer, while men and women i... Read more →

Economic crisis linked to cancer deaths

Monday 30th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The global economic crisis that began in 2008 can be linked to thousands of additional cancer deaths worldwide, including more tha... Read more →

Teen fruit consumption cuts breast cancer risk

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women may have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer if they consumed a lot of fruit as a teenager. While fruit and vegetabl... Read more →

Public patients left waiting for cancer tests

Wednesday 27th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Public patients can be left waiting up to 20 times longer than private patients for vital cancer tests, a new report has shown. A... Read more →

Parents shunning cervical cancer vaccine, IMO forum hears

Friday 1st April 2016 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Large number of parents are withdrawing their consent for their daughters to be vaccinated against the HPV virus due to adverse pu... Read more →

Skin cancer warning for outdoor workers

Wednesday 30th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who work in the outdoors need to be more aware of the dangers of skin cancer, experts have warned. According to a new Euro... Read more →

PTSD common after breast cancer diagnosis

Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study ha... Read more →

Emotional impact of cancer can last years

Friday 4th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis can affect patients and their families for years, a new report by the Irish Cancer Soci... Read more →

NI team in world-first cancer trial

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Scientists in Belfast are leading the world's first trial of a new combination of cancer therapies, which may prolong the lives of... Read more →

Daffodil Day 2016 is fast approaching

Friday 26th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 40,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year and demand for cancer services is increasing, the Irish Cancer Society ... Read more →

Ireland has high rate of oesophageal cancer

Monday 22nd February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland continues to have one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in Europe, the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) has warned. ... Read more →

Consensus on genomic classification of bladder cancer makes progress

Monday 22nd February 2016 - Catharine Paddock - Medical News Today

The genomic revolution that followed the unraveling of the human genome has led to a push to classify cancer according to genetic ... Read more →

Overactive thyroid linked to breast cancer risk

Wednesday 17th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women with an overactive thyroid may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has found. The thyroid is a ... Read more →

Cancer drug may protect against Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Monday 15th February 2016 - Catharine Paddock PhD - Medical News Today

Ahallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the formation of faulty protein clumps that clog up the brain and kill brain cells. Now, after... Read more →

Could 'barring exit from blood vessels' stop breast cancer spread?

Thursday 11th February 2016 - Catharine Paddock - Medical News Today

Researchers have discovered a protein that controls whether migrating breast cancer cells are allowed to push their way through th... Read more →

'No evidence that CT scans, X-rays cause cancer'

Thursday 4th February 2016 - Catharine Paddock - Medical News Today

Researchers conclude there is no proof that low-level radiation from medical imaging - such as X-ray and computed tomography scans... Read more →

Public can shape cancer policy change

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

With the General Election now confirmed for February 26, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) is calling on the public to help shape pol... Read more →

Head cancer has big impact on carers' finances

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Caring for a person with cancer of the head or neck can have a major impact on finances, a new study by the National Cancer Regist... Read more →

Cervical cancer screening method to be assessed

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is to carry out an assessment to establish the most effective screening method... Read more →

Many unaware of lung cancer dangers

Thursday 21st January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many Irish people appear to have a lack of awareness about the dangers of lung cancer, new research suggests. According to a surv... Read more →

Little improvement in brain cancer survival rates

Wednesday 20th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around 290 people in Ireland are diagnosed with cancer of the brain every year and there has been little improvement in survival r... Read more →

ICS chief executive to take €10,000 pay cut

Friday 15th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has decided to take a pay cut as part of the charity's efforts to provide fi... Read more →

Cancer financial support programme to close

Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has confirmed that it is closing its Financial Support Programme, which helps cancer patients who a... Read more →

Smear test callback

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

Our GP advises on smear test abnormalities and the inevitably fatal consequences of CJD. Most abnormalities found on smears are t... Read more →

New hope for blood cancer patients

Monday 30th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People in Ireland who are suffering with cancer of the blood will have the opportunity to be among the first in the world to test ... Read more →

Outbreak of moles on right arm indicates a high risk of cancer

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Victoria Ward - Irish Independent

Having more than 11 moles on their right arm could mean a person has a higher risk of skin cancer, according to research. Experts... Read more →

Cancer treatment possible during pregnancy

Thursday 8th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who are diagnosed with cancer while they are pregnant can start treatment for the disease immediately and do not need to wor... Read more →

Tuesday 15 September 2015 Life Newsletter 15 myths about cancer

Tuesday 15th September 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

It's easy to believe everything you hear about something as scary as cancer, so we spoke to the Irish Cancer Society to debunk som... Read more →

Wasp stings could help fight some cancers research reveals

Monday 7th September 2015 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Getting stung by the Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista may not be such a bad thing if you have cancer, research suggests. The wasp'... Read more →

Spotlight on childhood cancer in September

Friday 4th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The bravery of children diagnosed with cancer is being highlighted throughout the month of September, as part of the annual Light ... Read more →

One drink a day raises breast cancer risk, study finds

Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Medical review says those with family history of disease should consider giving up alcohol Just one drink a day puts women at inc... Read more →

How exercise can help you move on after cancer

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish Independent

Exercise has long been billed as a key part of the cancer recovery journey. We meet the patients lifting and squatting their way b... Read more →

'Cancer has put pressure on me financially'

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Coming to terms with a cancer diganosis can be a rollercoaster - for the patient and their family. Add the mounting medical bills ... Read more →

Shift work does not up prostate cancer risk

Monday 27th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men who work shifts are not at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Previous research has sugge... Read more →

Men urged to know early cancer signs

Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Irish men are being encouraged to make themselves aware of the early warning signs of cancer.According to the Irish Cancer Society... Read more →

Support for secondary cancer patients

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A new education and support programme, aimed at people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer, is set to begin later this m... Read more →

'Spectacular' results from cancer trials

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

New cancer trials have produced ‘spectacular' results, which could have major consequences for the way the disease is treate... Read more →

More research on water fluoridation needed

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A major review has found ‘no definitive evidence' that water fluoridation produces either positive or negative health effect... Read more →

Experts to advise on new cancer strategy

Tuesday 26th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A steering group to advise the Department of Health on a new cancer strategy for the country has been established. The National C... Read more →

Bowel cancer risk for overweight teens

Tuesday 26th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenagers who are very overweight may be much more likely to develop bowel cancer later in life, a new study has found. It is alr... Read more →

Leukaemia drug being trialled in Galway

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A patient attending University Hospital Galway is the first person in the world to start treatment as part of a clinical trial for... Read more →

Clinical trials in cancer on the increase

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of cancer clinical trials taking place in Ireland is on the increase and this will have a major impact on the future of... Read more →

Prognosis no worse with family breast cancer

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with a family history of breast cancer who subsequently develop the disease, have the same prognosis as other women with the... Read more →

Under-18 sunbed ban 'working'

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The new law banning people under the age of 18 from using sunbeds appears to be working, however some tanning salons are still off... Read more →

Little awareness of genetic tumour condition

Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24642

A genetic condition that affects around one in every 6,000 people in Ireland, and is responsible for conditions such as epilepsy a... Read more →

Sun can cause skin damage on most days

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24609

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists alr... Read more →

Women invited to ovarian cancer seminar

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who are concerned about or affected by ovarian cancer are being invited to attend a seminar on the disease next month. Arou... Read more →

Many underestimate risk of few cigs

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Many people still underestimate the damage to health even a few cigarettes can cause, new research suggests. According to French ... Read more →

Cancer Society concerned about e-cigarettes

Friday 17th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has expressed concern that e-cigarettes may actually increase smokers' dependence on nicotine.It ma... Read more →

Few teens regularly use e-cigarettes

Thursday 16th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While e-cigarettes appear to be popular among teenagers, few of those who try them will become regular users, a new study suggests... Read more →

7,000+ cancers detected by BreastCheck

Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over 1.2 million mammograms have been provided to women as part of BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, since its... Read more →

Many still not aware of bowel cancer

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most people are unaware of just how prevalent bowel cancer is, the HSE has said. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnos... Read more →

People embarrassed about bowel cancer

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Around 2,400 men and women are newly diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in Ireland, yet many people still find the disease ver... Read more →

St Vincent's Daffodil Centre launched

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has officially launched its Daffodil Centre at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin. Daffodi... Read more →

3 drinks a day can cause liver cancer

Thursday 26th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Consuming just three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, new research has found. The results were uncovered by the Wor... Read more →

Stress management key in breast cancer

Monday 23rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Women who are taught skills to manage stress after being diagnosed with breast cancer may experience improved moods and a better q... Read more →

Test reduces chemo use in breast cancer

Friday 20th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A test which determines whether chemotherapy will benefit certain women with early-stage breast cancer has proven successful in Ir... Read more →

40% higher cancer risk for obese women

Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who are obese have a 40% increased risk of developing a number of different cancers, including bowel, womb and kidney cancer... Read more →

Tobacco-free world by 2040 'possible'

Friday 13th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The sale of tobacco worldwide should be phased out by 2040, public health researchers have insisted. The international group of h... Read more →

Thyroid cancer risk after breast cancer

Tuesday 10th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who survive breast cancer have an increased risk of going on to develop cancer of the thyroid, particularly within five year... Read more →

Prostate and breast cancer link found

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer if they have a close male relative who has battled prostate cancer, a... Read more →

Cigarette plain packaging law passed

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ireland has become the first country in Europe and only the second in the world to introduce plain packaging laws for cigarette pa... Read more →

New sunbed regulations now in effect

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

New laws governing the commercial use of sunbeds, including a ban on ‘unlimited use', are now in effect. From today (March ... Read more →

Biggest fall in smokers since 2009

Wednesday 18th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of smokers in Ireland fell by 70,000 last year, the biggest annual drop since 2009, the HSE has announced. According t... Read more →

'Unlimited' use of sunbeds banned

Tuesday 17th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

New rules governing the use of commercial sunbeds are to be introduced next month, including a ban on ‘unlimited' use, the D... Read more →

Stroke survivors may have higher cancer risk

Monday 16th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

It is already known that people with cancer have an increased risk of suffering a stroke. However, a new study has found that the ... Read more →

Oesophageal cancer risk for overweight kids

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children who are overweight may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus (food pipe) later in life, a new stu... Read more →

Most breast cancer info on web inaccurate

Wednesday 28th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Breast cancer is the most searched for cancer on the internet, yet much of the information available is either inaccurate or hard ... Read more →

Many afraid to discuss cancer symptoms

Monday 26th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Some people may avoid going to their GP with warning symptoms of cancer because they are afraid of wasting their doctor's time, a ... Read more →

Major new Irish study on prostate cancer

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The long-term quality of life of men who have survived prostate cancer varies significantly depending on the main treatment they r... Read more →

Concern over lung cancer rates in women

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish women have one of the highest lung cancer incidence and mortality rates in Europe, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has warned... Read more →

Lung cancer deaths rise in women as smoking takes its toll

Thursday 18th December 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie

Death rates for Irish women from lung cancer are continuing to rise because of the numbers who took up smoking when they were youn... Read more →

Cancer info provided to 82,000 in 2013

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Over 82,000 people were provided with information and support by the Irish Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service (CIS) last ... Read more →

Drug cuts breast cancer rates by 29%

Friday 12th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Many women with breast cancer are given the drug, tamoxifen, to reduce the risk of the disease recurring. However, now a new study... Read more →

Many dismiss cancer warning signs

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Many people dismiss the potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, a new study has found. The UK research noted ... Read more →

Obesity a major risk factor for cancer

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Overweight and obesity have become major risk factors for cancer, causing almost half a million new cases of the disease worldwide... Read more →

HSE service plan to target waiting times and cancer care

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Paul Cullen - www.irishtimes.com

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer ser... Read more →

200 cancers detected by BowelScreen

Friday 21st November 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Almost 200 cases of bowel cancer have been detected by BowelScreen, the National Bowel Screening Programme, since it began last ye... Read more →

Women shouldn't ignore their father's medical history

Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - independent.ie

Around one in 70 women will get ovarian cancer in their lifetime - and for most women with a family history of the disease, their ... Read more →

Smoking causes 90% of lung cancer

Tuesday 4th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

For smokers, the risk of developing lung cancer falls if they quit the habit, however it will never be as low as the risk that app... Read more →

Women urged to be breast aware

Monday 13th October 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Women are being reminded of the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. According to the Irish Cancer Soci... Read more →

Burnout high among cancer doctors

Tuesday 7th October 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Some seven in 10 young cancer doctors in Europe show signs of burnout because of the demands of the job, a major new survey has re... Read more →

E-cigs no help to smoking cancer patients

Wednesday 24th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

E-cigarettes do not appear to help cancer patients quit smoking, according to a new study. The health dangers of smoking are ... Read more →

Skin cancer in men on the increase

Monday 22nd September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

  The number of men developing skin cancer in Ireland has jumped by over 21% since 2009, new figures indicate. The figures ... Read more →

Tony Ward - Cancer was my hardest opponent to beat

Monday 8th September 2014 - Kim Bielenberg - Independent

Tony Ward had to overcome many challenges in his dazzling rugby career. But nothing prepared him for the cruel illness that turned... Read more →

New class of drug targets skin cancer

Friday 5th September 2014 - Dick Ahlstrom - Irish Times

A new kind of DNA-based drug has been used to treat a form of skin cancer. The researchers involved believe it may also prove eff... Read more →

Breast cancer study to focus on aspirin

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Cancer Society (ICS) has announced the national roll-out of a major clinical study, which aims to improve outcomes for breast canc... Read more →

Smoking link to head/neck cancer deaths

Monday 25th August 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

A new study conducted by by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) has found that head and neck cancer patients who smoke ... Read more →

Parents 'exploited' by overseas youth cancer treatments

Tuesday 19th August 2014 - Fiona Gartland - Irish Times

Specialists say experimental approach unrealistic and may harm some children. Hope offered by experimental cancer treatments abroa... Read more →

Cancer kids missing out on med cards

Friday 15th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Children diagnosed with cancer in Ireland are still not automatically entitled to a medical card, leaving their families with the ... Read more →

Aspirin can prevent cancer deaths, Irish study finds

Thursday 14th August 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Researchers find prescription can help stop spread of breast cancer to lymph nodes. A simple aspirin pill can help reduce death ra... Read more →

Aspirin may stop spread of breast cancer say researchers

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - Medical Independent - Medicalindependent.ie

Irish researchers have found that aspirin may stop the spread of breast cancer. Researchers funded by the Health Research Board a... Read more →

Irish rugby player appeals to men to be more aware of testicular cancer

Friday 25th July 2014 - Joanna Kiernan - Independent

After the tragic loss of a friend to the disease, rugby star Jordi Murphy tells why it is vital to ignore the macho culture and se... Read more →

Battle of the mind - Virginia Kerr on cancer support

Monday 7th July 2014 - Joy Orpen - Independent

Psychotherapist and opera star, Virginia Kerr, explains how cancer sufferers and their families need emotional support, as grievin... Read more →

'I'll fight my pancreatic cancer my way' says Irish dad of one who has recorded 'fun' video for his baby daughter to watch after he dies

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - Majella O'Sullivan - Independent

FACING a bleak prognosis like his there are not many who would decide to record a fun video clip about fighting cancer. But Darren... Read more →

For the price of a coffee, you can help save our little boy's life

Wednesday 25th June 2014 - Ed Power - Independent

When John Glynn was told his son Gavin had inoperable cancer, he refused to 'enjoy the time they had left' and found a treatment i... Read more →

If men’s cancers are so prevalent, why do we hear less about them?

Monday 16th June 2014 - Ronan McGreevy - Irish Times

Men have lower five-year cancer-survival rates, so they need to be proactive, like Willie Penrose. Men are more likely to die of ... Read more →

Women told they may be wrong to have breasts removed

Thursday 5th June 2014 - John Von Radowitz - Independent

Nearly three-quarters of women who have both breasts removed after a cancer diagnosis may be wrong to take the drastic step, a stu... Read more →

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