Five-year survival rates in Ireland for those diagnosed with aggressive cancers have risen sharply since the mid-90s — but men are still far more likely than women to get cancer and to die of it, a study shows.
DESPITE having lost both my parents at a young age and two aunts I considered to be more like mothers, cancer wasn’t really something I thought a lot about in terms of health worries until we lost close friend and Today FM colleague Tony Fenton in 2015.
Military metaphors are commonly used when we talk about cancer but, according to new research, describing the disease as a battlefield is far from helpful and can have a negative effect, writes.
It may not be immediately apparent to the 40,000 Irish people identified as having one form or another of cancer each year that the disease has become, if not a good news story, then a situation where possibility is an ever-more dominant presence.
Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan today, along with five-year-old Harrison Clark, five-year-old Belle Walshe and Cannonball founder Alan Bannon to announce that the Irish Cancer Society will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019.