Henry O’Donnell at Carrickfinn beach, Donegal for the start of Finswim 2020. Photograph: Rory O’Donnell

Just after lunchtime on Thursday, 56-year-old Henry O’Donnell pulled on his fins and walked into the sea at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in the hope(...)

“It is important to remember that a persistent cough is also a symptom of lung cancer.”

Lung cancer referrals fell by more than a quarter during the pandemic due to confusion over symptoms and patients’ fear of accessing healthcare, accor(...)

Sinn Féin spokesman on health David Cullinane: “The importance of catching cancer early is indisputable, and the Covid-19 pandemic has caused complications in delivering cancer care.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fewer than 100,000 people were checked under the State’s three cancer screening programmes in the first half of the year due to Covid-19 restrictions,(...)

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland with over 3,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer here every year(...)

Prioritising life, serious illness and mortgage insurance will protect you, the income-generating golden goose. Photograph: iStock

None of us is getting out of here alive, that’s a fact. Untimely death, serious illness and disability happen too. When things are rosy, things like l(...)

Laura Dunne: “I put off going to the doctor for months because I was embarrassed to talk about my bowels or to tell my friends and family that I was in pain.”

Most of the almost 2,800 people in Ireland who are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year are over 50. But it affects younger people, too, as Laura Du(...)

In Ireland, HPV infection caused up to 420 cancer cases each year between 2010 and 2014, with as many as 130 dying each year from HPV-related cancers. Photograph: Matthew Busch

More than four in five people believe they are unlikely to have ever had human papillomavirus (HPV), despite the vast majority of sexually active adul(...)

Vanessa Job: “If my cancer was caught earlier, who is to say they might not have been able to stop it spreading?”

Sligo-based Vanessa Job was recovering reasonably well from bowel cancer diagnosed in 2018 when a spot on her liver was discovered in January 2020 dur(...)

About 450 cancers and 1,600 pre-cancers have so far gone undetected during the pause in screenings due to Covid-19, according to the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Getty

About 450 cancers and 1,600 pre-cancers have so far gone undetected during the pause in screening services due to coronavirus, the Irish Cancer Societ(...)

HSE officials are expected to tell the Covid-19 committee that acute hospitals will not be able to cope if a second wave of the coronavirus falls during the winter flu season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coronavirus has seen hospital waiting lists for surgeries increase by more than a quarter, while mental health and other services were reduced during (...)

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