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

Breast cancer; lung cancer; even brain cancer – the majority of us can understand the concept of a solid tumour growing silently and malevolently in o(...)

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(...)

   “The message is that we are almost certainly going to have twice as many cancer patients in 2040,” says  Dr Harry Comber, director of the National Cancer Registry. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The incidence of cancer in Ireland is set to double by 2040, according to projections by the National Cancer Registry. Depending on the projection mod(...)

When it comes to understanding the risk of power lines, decades of study have not revealed a biological cause and effect in relation to the fields.

Many objectors to the Grid25 pylon project will have cited cancer risks as their major cause of concern. Their worry is appropriate given there is (...)

Bronwyn Kane: ‘I was shocked when I heard my result was positive but I have never seen it as a life sentence or felt a constant ticking bomb like I’ve heard others say.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Angelina Jolie made headlines earlier this year when she opted to have a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Th(...)

Cork Airport Business Park, 6km from Cork city centre: five third-generation office buildings for sale there are producing rents of €1,639,449

In what is likely to be one of the most important sales this year of an office investment outside Dublin, five detached and fully occupied office bloc(...)

Sir Michael Marmot: “There’s an intimate relationship between where you are on the social hierarchy and your health. The people at the top have the longest life, those in the middle are shorter, and as you get lower and lower, the life expectancy gets shorter and shorter.”

Money doesn’t buy happiness, they say, but the clear evidence is that it does buy you extra years of life. The flip side of this, of course, is that t(...)

John Roe, in Blackpool, Cork. Roe was one of 13 people diagnosed during last year's Mouth Cancer Awareness Day out of about 10,000 who were examined. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Joe Roe was watching TV one night last year when he saw an ad for the upcoming Mouth Cancer Awareness Day. He decided to go along to the local open da(...)

Dr Harry Comber said the increased rate of skin cancer could be linked to a general increase in the population’s exposure to sunlight since the 1980s.

The incidence rate of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has risen by as much as 39 per cent in the last decade, figures from the National Cancer Registr(...)

Regular breast self-examination is a “waste of time” in the early detection of breast cancer, while there is “very little evidence” that annual prosta(...)