The review, commissioned by the International Agency for Research in Cancer, the World Health Organisation’s specialised cancer agency, also concluded there were benefits in screening older women aged 70 to 74.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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Joan Moore, who was 54 when she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in Douglas, Cork.  Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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Illustration of prostate cancer, with the bladder (brown), the seminal vesicles (pink), the vas deferens (purple), the symphysis pubis (right) and the rectum (left). Illustration: Getty Images

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The danger within: the survival rate for lung-cancer patients has increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent. Illustration: Sciepro/SPL/Getty

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Minister for Health Leo Varadkar speaking at the launch of the NCCP cancer report ‘A Strategy for Cancer Control in Irland’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland will see a doubling in the incidence of cancer by 2040, according to a new report published today.The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP)(...)

The incidence of lung cancer is falling among men but rising among women, reflecting changing smoking patterns from decades earlier, a newly published review of 20 years of treating cancer indicates. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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While there have been many advances in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer in recent years, these improvements in care do not always(...)

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Ever since Richard Nixon declared “war on cancer” in 1971, caregivers, patients and the media have used military language to talk about this disease. (...)

Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow, but it is complicated as it is a whole science in itself. Photograph: Thinkstock

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Skin is the largest organ of the body, and makes up about 15 per cent of our body weight. Photograph: Getty Images

It is exquisitely tailored, smooth and beautifully finished yet hard-wearing, fully water-proof and breathable. It also has all the extras you migh(...)