When looking for travel insurance with a cancer diagnosis, most insurers simply say no. Photograph: iStock

Last week we devoted the full Pricewatch page to the issue of travel insurance. Over the course of more than 2,000 words we thought we had all the bas(...)

Melanie Hearns, a cervical cancer survivor, with her grandmother Mary Power, who died five years ago from stomach cancer.

By 2020, one in two people in Ireland will develop cancer in their lifetime – while current global figures show that one in five women and one in six (...)

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer stemming from a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Photograph: NUI Galway

Scientists working at Galway’s university have described as “very promising” trials of a new treatment for people newly diagnosed with a serious blood(...)

Martha Hickey,  professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

As more women live for many years after having had cancer, health professionals are beginning to realise that they need to support them more with the (...)

Sylvia Thompson being presented with the Global Lung Cancer Coalition award by Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager with the Irish Cancer Society.

Journalist Sylvia Thompson has been awarded the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) journalist award for her coverage of lung cancer. The competition(...)

Siobhan Freeney’s blog promotes awareness of breast density as well as the relevance of supplemental breast screening

Lifestyle blogs are ten a penny, but well-informed health blogs are hard to find. Siobhan Freeney’s Being Dense is an Irish blog aiming to raise aware(...)

Andrew Jones with his mother have both tested positive for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. “We were advised to go and see a cancer genetics specialist in the Mater hospital,” he says

Andrew Jones didn’t realise he had inherited a predisposition to colorectal cancer until he underwent several investigations six years ago and it was (...)

The Wheel and representatives from some of Ireland’s leading charities outside Dublin City Council’s offices at Wood Quay, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Funding for charities and community organisations should be allocated multi-annually so non-profits can plan ahead, a new campaign targeting candidate(...)

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

Increased obesity levels are fuelling a rise in the incidence of some tumours. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

According to the latest report from the National Cancer Registry (NCRI), the number of people with cancer is set to double in less than 30 years. And (...)

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