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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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’

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

She had suffered from ovarian cancer.

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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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Jack Tweed ‘can’t really’ move on 10 years after wife Jade Goody’s death

The 31-year-old, who married the reality TV star a month before her death a decade ago, said he cannot get into a new relationship.

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New drug for breast cancer patients to 'significantly improve the treatment options'

Patients in Ireland could benefit from a potentially life-saving new clinical trial to treat it.

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Vicky Phelan leads tributes to ‘amazing’ Laura

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan says HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan’s legacy will be that she saved thousands of lives.

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'Fight for it now': Terminally-ill mother urges women to get checked for ovarian cancer

Mother-of-two Tina Potts has urged women to get checked after she was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and doctors told her she had just a 30% chance of surviving to Christmas.

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Full disclosure: 'I told my kids I had cancer'

Helen O’Callaghan on the need to be open about serious illness.

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Dublin teen who has been battling cancer for 12 years goes to US for treatment

Battling cancer for 12 years, young Dublin girl Robyn Smyth faces a new fight against the disease as she flies out to the US today.

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Organiser of cancer fundraiser which has made €40,000 dies ahead of event

An estimated €40,000 has so far been raised through Ms Cregan’s “courageous” efforts to give back to organisations providing help to cancer patients, explained Jim Barry, co-organiser of the Help Fight The Big ‘C’ fundraising drive.

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Video showcases Blankets of Hope for cancer survivors

The smallest things can bring you the most comfort.

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Cutbacks preventing life-saving clinical cancer trials going ahead, Oireachtas committee told

Funding cutbacks of €750,000 a year have prevented life-saving cancer clinical trials from going ahead, it has emerged.

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Irish Cancer Society tells Oireachtas Committee of 'truly shocking' underfunding of cancer strategy

Underfunding of the national cancer strategy is “truly shocking” and will have a major impact on patients and their families, Averil Power of the Irish Cancer Society has told an Oireachtas committee.

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Always remembered: Emma Hannigan's friends on her enduring legacy

Ahead of the first anniversary of Emma Hannigan’s death, four of her friends tell Esther McCarthy why the gifted author and outspoken breast-cancer campaigner will always be remembered

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Hopes that back to work guide for cancer survivors will help with anxiety and loss of confidence

Anxiety and loss of confidence are just some of the issues that affect cancer survivors on their return to work.

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Over 1,200 children diagnosed with cancer in a decade, figures show

Some 1,275 boys and girls aged up to 14 were diagnosed from 2007 to 2016, statistics show.

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450 cases of oesophageal cancer in Ireland every year, data shows

New data has revealed that early diagnosis may have spared 254 patients major surgery for the disease.

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Cancer the main reason behind life insurance payouts in 2018

The report shows there was an 11% increase in the number of claims last year compared to 2017.

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Dept agrees to review funding application for cancer survivor Shauntelle Tynan

The Department of Health has finally agreed to look at a Treatment Abroad funding application for cancer survivor Shauntelle Tynan.

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'We don't have enough funds to support them' - Irish Cancer Society can't afford life-saving research

The charity says it is on track to spend €30m on cancer research in the decade up to 2020 but it would like to be able to invest more money in this area.

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Irish Cancer Society set to invest €30 million in cancer research by 2020

“This decade has broken all records for cancer research in Ireland."

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Fundraiser for Cork cancer support facility

Cork ARC Cancer Support House has launched a major fundraising drive to raise money for larger premises to provide services for those affected by cancer.

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New ‘Trojan horse’ cancer drug shows promise in trials

Tisotumab vedotin was tested on patients with advanced cancers which had stopped responding to standard treatments.

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Mother says kindness shown to late daughter during cancer battle will never be forgotten

The mother of a young woman who battled to be given life saving treatment has said the kindness and generosity shown to her late daughter will never be forgotten.

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14 possible signs of childhood cancer everybody needs to be aware of

These symptoms don’t always mean cancer – but it’s always best to get things checked.

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Lung cancer screening would save 'one life a day', says Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society has said the Government could save a “life a day” if it were to introduce lung cancer screening.

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Report finds improvement in cancer survival rates since centralisation of services

The centralisation of cancer treatment services has resulted in the improvement in cancer survival rates.

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Centralising treatment of cancer patients contributes to improving survival rates - study

A new report says that centralising the treatment of cancer patients to eight national centres has contributed to improving survival rates.

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Teacher fighting cancer for third time to start treatment in US after 'incredible' fundraising

A young woman can begin her treatment for a rare form of brain cancer in the coming days after €370,000 was raised in just 12 days.

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Jonathan Walters: Bowel cancer testing ‘critical’

Ireland striker Jonathan Walters has said getting tested for bowel cancer could be the difference between whether or not he sees his “little son” and two girls grow up.

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Cancer research fellowship established from funds raised following death of Emma Hannigan

Funds raised for Breast Cancer Ireland since author Emma Hannigan passed away from the disease have resulted in the funding of a research fellowship.

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Mega Lungs exhibit urges people to learn the symptoms of lung cancer

An exhibit is being launched today to highlight the estimated 2,500 people diagnosed with lung cancer in Ireland every year.

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Lung cancer cases among women on the rise

The number of lung cancer cases among women is on the rise and could substantially outnumber men in the coming years.

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Superfoods give patients 'false and misleading hope', says Irish Cancer Society

The charity is urging the public not to follow 'fad' trends ahead of their new years health kick.

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'Get up, dress up, show up and never give up': Family of cancer victim helping others battling disease

Breeda, from Kilfinane, Co Limerick, had breast cancer and died aged 50 last January, but despite the heartbreak of losing his soulmate, Mattie threw himself wholeheartedly into continuing her passion for charitable work.

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Bloating might not be sign of too much food, cancer charity warns

Women are more likely to consider changing their diet than visit their GP when confronted with persistent bloating.

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'It is totally unacceptable' - Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop referring patients to debt-collectors

There are calls for the HSE to stop referring cancer patients' debt to collection agencies.

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'Vulnerable patients are being targeted' - Averil Power welcomes ban on cancer treatment ads

The Irish Cancer Society has said it has welcomed Kate O’Connell’s proposed new law that will ban advertisements of so-called cancer “treatments” to the general public.

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Equal access to HPV vaccine from September

Boys and girls will be given an equal opportunity to be protected from HPV-caused cancers from September next year.

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Radiology staff and resources ‘in short supply’

All public radiology departments are under pressure as they are neither staffed nor resourced adequately to meet demand, according to the Faculty of Radiologists.

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Solicitor calls on HSE not to force Kerry patients to 'run the full gamut' of High Court proceedings

A solicitor representing two seriously ill women affected by the missed and delayed cancer diagnoses at University Hospital Kerry has called on the HSE not to force his clients to run “the full gamut” of High Court proceedings, and instead sit down and deal with the matter immediately.

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Kerry hospital issue 'greater than a single doctor', says councillor

A Kerry councillor says she is concerned a single doctor is being scapegoated for wider systems failings at University Hospital Kerry.

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Patients launch cases on missed cancers at Kerry hospital

A number of patients whose cancer diagnosis was delayed or missed at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) have begun legal action.

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