HPV vaccine: Gardasil was chosen for the HSE’s HPV vaccination programme. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Q How common is cervical cancer? A Cervical cancer is one of the three most common cancers affecting female gynaecological organs (the others are o(...)

Lung cancer accounted for 18 per cent of cancer deaths in women and 23 per cent of cancer deaths in men. Photograph: Getty Images

Cancer among Irish men has reached a plateau but the incidence of the disease among women continues to increase, according to the annual report of the(...)

 Paul Daly and  Michael O’Dwyer,professor of haematology at NUI Galway and director of Blood Cancer Network Ireland. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Shortly after rock climber Paul Daly embarked on his first clinical trial to treat his blood cancer, he knew he was responding well when he tackled a(...)

 Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist at Cork  University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The majority of Irish cancer patients survive the disease for at least 10 years, according to new figures that reveal the rapid progress being made i(...)

Melanoma: incidences of such  cancers  have increased by 6.7 per cent in men, according to a report prepared for the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries. Photograph: Thinkstock

Sharp rises in the incidence of a number of common cancers are revealed in a new report. For women, there was a statistically significant increase o(...)

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

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

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with women who are not (...)

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

‘I have reached retirement age and that is something I did not think I would achieve,” says Joan Moore, who retired last week. She was 54 when she was(...)

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

A landmark genetic study described as the “Rosetta stone” of prostate cancer has opened up a new era of hope for men with advanced forms of the diseas(...)

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

We’ve got cancer licked. More and more people are getting cancer. Lifestyle plays a big role. Actually, it’s more down to luck.You don’t have to look (...)