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Immersive Read: Open your eyes to cancer and #ExamineYourself. It could save your life

Immersive Read: Open your eyes to cancer and #ExamineYourself. It could save your life

In conclusion to our #ExamineYourself cancer awareness week we have developed this must read immersive story. Please read as it may save your life or the life of someone close to you.

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Examine Yourself: Key fundraising event for Breast Cancer Ireland

Examine Yourself: Key fundraising event for Breast Cancer Ireland

The Great Pink Run for Breast Cancer Ireland is one of the key fundraising events for the charity — and it’s good for participants, too, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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Examine Yourself: Why superfoods do not prevent or cure cancer

Examine Yourself: Why superfoods do not prevent or cure cancer

There is just so much information online — much of it false — that cancer patients are very confused about what they should and should not be eating.

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Examine Yourself: Secret diary of an Irish teacher on cancer education

Examine Yourself: Secret diary of an Irish teacher on cancer education

I GOT my first period in 1993. The memory of it is seared in my mind. I remember everything, the exact bathroom I was in, what I was wearing, and my firm conviction that I was about to die.

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Examine Yourself: ‘Men service their cars, but ignore their bodies’

Examine Yourself: ‘Men service their cars, but ignore their bodies’

Every year over 3,400 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Two survivors want to break the silence about side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of mouth, neck and head cancers

Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of mouth, neck and head cancers

If you drink alcohol and smoke, your risk of mouth, head and neck cancers is even higher

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Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of skin cancer

Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of skin cancer

Your risk of skin cancer is higher if you have: Pale or freckled skin which burns easily Red or fair hair and blue, green or grey eyes A lot of moles or unusual moles.

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Examine Yourself: Impact of a cancer diagnosis on a couple's relationship

Examine Yourself: Impact of a cancer diagnosis on a couple's relationship

A diagnosis can be devastating for relationships. Margaret Jennings talks to experts about how strong partnerships need to be in their darkest hour

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Examiner Yourself: Dr Phil Kieran on breakthroughs in treatment of children's cancers

Examiner Yourself: Dr Phil Kieran on breakthroughs in treatment of children's cancers

200 children and adolescents a year in Ireland will be diagnosed with a cancer. Symptoms are often similar to those of more common, less serious illnesses, but go to your GP if you are worried, says Dr Phil Kieran

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Examine Yourself: We have to listen to our bodies if we are to survive

Examine Yourself: We have to listen to our bodies if we are to survive

IN MY work, as a systemically trained family psychotherapist, I am always looking at the ecologies in which we live.

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Examine Yourself: ‘I’m mindful, we recycle... but schools need to do more’ - Stephen Teap

Examine Yourself: ‘I’m mindful, we recycle... but schools need to do more’ - Stephen Teap

Stephen Teap found himself a grieving single dad to two small boys, holding down his job with Volvo, all while being caught up in the highly public eye of the CervicalCheck storm, when his wife Irene died of cervical cancer following two misread smear tests that could have saved her life.

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Examine Yourself: We hear more stories of survival, let’s be proactive about cancer

Examine Yourself: We hear more stories of survival, let’s be proactive about cancer

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.

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Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of bowel cancer

Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of bowel cancer

Bowel cancer mainly affects people over the age of 50.

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Examine Yourself: Military terms like 'battling cancer' and 'war on cancer' do more harm than good

Examine Yourself: Military terms like 'battling cancer' and 'war on cancer' do more harm than good

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 Marjorie Brennan.

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Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of prostate cancer

Examine Yourself: The warning signs and how to reduce risk of prostate cancer

Your risk of prostate cancer increases as you get older. Most men with the disease are over 50. If your brother or father has had prostate cancer, your risk is also higher.

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Examine Yourself: The Skin Nerd - Holy moley! Skin damage simply not worth the risk

Examine Yourself: The Skin Nerd - Holy moley! Skin damage simply not worth the risk

The unfortunate reality is that skin cancer remains to be the most common cancer in Ireland, with nearly 12,000 people being diagnosed per year according to the Irish Cancer Society.

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Examine Yourself: Does doctor always know best?

Examine Yourself: Does doctor always know best?

Once upon a time, we put our unquestioning trust in our doctors, in our healthcare service. But a revolution has been happening, quietly, unstoppable.

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Examine Yourself: The power of pink fashion statements

Examine Yourself: The power of pink fashion statements

Fashion's embrace of pin was no flash in the pan. Season after season, the colour returns to the catwalks, securing a permanent place our hearts, minds and wardrobes.

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Examine Yourself: Alcohol is a carcinogen and that means it can cause cancer

Examine Yourself: Alcohol is a carcinogen and that means it can cause cancer

Alcohol is a risk factor for eight types of cancer - breast, mouth, throat, voice box, oesophagus, bowel, liver and pancreas.

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Examine Yourself: How to spot cancer early and what to do?

Examine Yourself: How to spot cancer early and what to do?

You are more likely to survive cancer if you spot it at an early stage.

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Examine Yourself: Women having life-changing surgery to prevent cancer without counselling

Examine Yourself: Women having life-changing surgery to prevent cancer without counselling

Women are undergoing radical, life-changing surgery to prevent cancer without any counselling because of a crisis in genetic cancer services, it has emerged.

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Examine Yourself: The financial cost of a cancer diagnosis

Examine Yourself: The financial cost of a cancer diagnosis

The demands of daily life do not cease upon diagnosis of cancer, says social worker Denis Spillane, who works with cancer patients of the Mercy University Hospital, and says financial worries add to their stress.

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Examine Yourself: Getting cancer made sense of everything for Tommie Gorman

Examine Yourself: Getting cancer made sense of everything for Tommie Gorman

In January of 1994, RTÉ reporter Tommie Gorman was given a diagnosis that would change his life.

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Examine Yourself: 'I thought I was too young to have cancer'

Examine Yourself: 'I thought I was too young to have cancer'

Marian Duggan was in her 20s and could not imagine that her symptoms could be so serious, not even when a tennis-ball-size cyst was removed from her left ovary, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Examine Yourself: Baring all for Cancer Awareness Week

Examine Yourself: Baring all for Cancer Awareness Week

In aid of Cancer Awareness Week, we convinced four of our columnists to bare all for our Examine Yourself campaign.

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Examine Yourself: We can all do more to avert cancer

Examine Yourself: We can all do more to avert cancer

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.

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Examine Yourself: I didn’t ‘battle’ cancer, it was sheer dumb luck

Examine Yourself: I didn’t ‘battle’ cancer, it was sheer dumb luck

Cancer may not be the super killer it used to be, but you still don’t ever want to get a letter from the hospital with the words ‘not signed to avoid delay’ and ‘abnormal results’ on the same page.

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Examine Yourself: Why did I agree to a nude photoshoot? I did it for me

Examine Yourself: Why did I agree to a nude photoshoot? I did it for me

There comes a time in a man’s life when he agrees to do a nude photoshoot. Why did I do it? I did it for me.

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Examine Yourself: What is cancer? An explanation for children and teens

Examine Yourself: What is cancer? An explanation for children and teens

CANCER can refer to many different diseases and the terminology can be quite confusing. In this week’s column, I hope to simplify and explain what cancer is, how it may be treated, and even how long it has been around.

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Examine Yourself: Cancer at 13 is not easy

Examine Yourself: Cancer at 13 is not easy

Leah Murphy was diagnosed with cancer when she was 13. She says it's not easy finding out as a teenager but tells Ciara McDonnell that you have to persevere.

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Immunotherapy drug boosts lung cancer survival – study

Immunotherapy drug boosts lung cancer survival – study

Nivolumab helps the patient’s own immune system find and destroy cancer cells as they spread.

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Tipperary firm ups the fight against cancer

Tipperary firm ups the fight against cancer

A Clonmel drug startup is aiming to improve treatment for cancer patients, writes Trish Dromey.

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Poem on a pill highlights cancer fight

Poem on a pill highlights cancer fight

A poet has written a poem on a pill to highlight the fight against cancer.

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Friends plead for financial support for funeral of cancer awareness advocate Tina Potts

Friends plead for financial support for funeral of cancer awareness advocate Tina Potts

Friends of a terminally-ill mum-of-two who has passed away after meeting her music idols, Take That, are pleading with the public for financial support to help with her funeral costs.

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Cervical cancer patients under stress ‘face higher risk of death’: Swedish study

Cervical cancer patients under stress ‘face higher risk of death’: Swedish study

Emotional stress could see cervical cancer patients face a higher risk of cancer-specific death,  according to a Swedish study.

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Half of men have low health literacy, survey finds

Half of men have low health literacy, survey finds

A survey has found almost half of men had low health literacy, meaning they were less likely to know about methods to prevent getting cancer and other serious illnesses.

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Irish Cancer Society calls on Government to ease financial burden on patients

Irish Cancer Society calls on Government to ease financial burden on patients

In its pre-budget statement, the Irish Cancer Society says cancer patients and their families face €1,200 in monthly fees as a result of their diagnosis and treatment.

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New treatment gives hope to multiple myeloma cancer sufferers

New treatment gives hope to multiple myeloma cancer sufferers

A clinical trial involving Irish patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma has found that a new treatment option is highly effective.

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Peter Gowen: I beat cancer and I’ve never been happier

Peter Gowen: I beat cancer and I’ve never been happier

Actor Peter Gowen was ‘menaced’ by anxiety as a result of his early school experience, but it left him when part of his bowel was removed, he tells Margaret Jennings

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New blood test ‘can predict return of breast cancer before treatment’

New blood test ‘can predict return of breast cancer before treatment’

A liquid biopsy has been used to estimate how well patients will respond to a targeted drug.

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Group calls on Govt to reverse cuts to potentially life-saving cancer treatments

Group calls on Govt to reverse cuts to potentially life-saving cancer treatments

Funding cutbacks are having a serious impact on the availability of potentially life-saving treatments for cancer patients.

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Monsanto ordered to pay $2bn to US couple who alleged Roundup caused cancer

Monsanto ordered to pay $2bn to US couple who alleged Roundup caused cancer

But a San Francisco law professor said it is likely a trial judge or appellate court will significantly reduce the punitive damages award.

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Public/private cancer drugs row: Cancer drugs for 'several new clinical indications' being covered by VHI

Public/private cancer drugs row: Cancer drugs for 'several new clinical indications' being covered by VHI

Cancer drugs for “several new clinical indications” are now being covered by the VHI, the private health insurer has confirmed.

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Clinical Director raises 'equity' issue as cancer drug is made available to VHI customers only

Clinical Director raises 'equity' issue as cancer drug is made available to VHI customers only

The Clinical Director of the National Centre for Pharma-economics has said that VHI's decision to make some cancer drugs available to some private customers raises an issue of equity.

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Food for life: Nutrition as a key treatment for cancer patients

Food for life: Nutrition as a key treatment for cancer patients

‘I’ve been poked and prodded but no one has seen me about my diet,’ one cancer patient tells Feelgood.

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 Elaine Crowley on overcoming depression, and life without Emma Hannigan

Elaine Crowley on overcoming depression, and life without Emma Hannigan

Growing up in the quirkily named Newtwopothouse near Mallow, a young Elaine Crowley dreamed of one day becoming an actor and filmmaker.

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Report says cancer cases could double by 2045

Report says cancer cases could double by 2045

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has called for immediate investment in cancer services amid predictions that the number of cancer cases could double by 2045.

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Plan to outlaw promotion of ‘miracle’ cancer treatments

Plan to outlaw promotion of ‘miracle’ cancer treatments

Proposed laws to outlaw the promotion of so-called miracle cures and the spread of misinformation around treatments for cancer will be endorsed by the Government this week.

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Ooh la la! Be a dancer for cancer

Ooh la la! Be a dancer for cancer

Ooh la la! Be a dancer for cancer

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Too old for BreastCheck: Are we neglecting older women?

Too old for BreastCheck: Are we neglecting older women?

Once women turn 70, they are no longer screened by BreastCheck, but 36% of breast cancer cases occur in women aged over 65, says Helen O’Callaghan

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2,800 will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year

2,800 will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year

The number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer is set to double by 2045 leading to calls for people to be more aware of their bowel health.

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Fundraising appeal for young man diagnosed with rare form of bone cancer launched

Fundraising appeal for young man diagnosed with rare form of bone cancer launched

Lee Wallace is suffering from a bone sarcoma in his pelvis and his cancer has spread to his lungs.

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Calls for more dieticians to support cancer patients

Calls for more dieticians to support cancer patients

New research has identified a major gap in nutritional support for cancer patients, with more than a third reporting unintentional weight loss, which can lead to poorer outcomes.

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More dietitians needed for cancer patients, says UCC study

More dietitians needed for cancer patients, says UCC study

A major study by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism along with UCC has found they were never seen by a dietitian.

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Breast cancer assessments offered in fewer hospitals ‘to consolidate services’

Breast cancer assessments offered in fewer hospitals ‘to consolidate services’

Sites in greater Belfast, Derry and Antrim will be the focus of services.

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Tributes paid to Philomena Canning who has died

Tributes paid to Philomena Canning who has died

She had suffered from ovarian cancer.

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Harris: 'We really need to call on the anti-vaxxers to cop on'

Harris: 'We really need to call on the anti-vaxxers to cop on'

Mr Harris said they also needed to call out the TDs who continued to write nonsense in relation to vaccination.

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