Stephen O’Donoghue, Derry Healy, Rosie Healy and Kevin O’Riordan getting into the swing of things for this year’s 35th Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday, July 7th. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

1) National Bike Week will be held from Saturday, June 9th to Sunday, June 17th. Highlights include family cycling festivals in Cabinteely Park on Sat(...)

Catherine Egan. Photo:

Exercise has been a key element of Catherine Egan’s recovery from breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in August 2016 life suddenly became very dark.(...)

Fears have been expressed that spiralling legal costs could lead to the breast cancer screening programme being closed down. File photograph: Getty Images

The BreastCheck cancer screening programme is doing its job and has helped to save the lives of women in the State, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. (...)

At the launch of  Cancer Trials Ireland’s  Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign: patient advocate Eddie Mac Eoin from Bandon, Cork, with his two grandchildren, James Noonan  and Laoise McAdam. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The vast majority of Irish people with cancer are willing to participate in a clinical trial on potential new treatments, according to a survey – thou(...)

Dr Robert O’Connor: “I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, especially the sea.”

Dr Robert O’Connor is head of research at the Irish Cancer Society, the largest NGO funder of Irish cancer research, spending roughly €3 million annua(...)

“A lot of people are afraid of movement and exercise following spinal surgery yet we know that people work better in groups and prefer [physiotherapist] supervised exercise classes.” Photograph: iStock

Many people with chronic health conditions and those recovering from surgery are afraid to exercise. Often fearful of causing more pain, or simply not(...)

Brian Herman: ‘I had no symptoms at all apart from the occasional bout of erectile dysfunction which I attributed to my advancing years.’

Almost 3,500 men in Ireland are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and, while the risk of developing the disease increases with age, prognosis i(...)

Lung cancer victim Joan Burnby died on St Stephen’s Day 2014, just six months after first feeling unwell. She never smoked, was not overweight and always looked after her health.

Cliff Burnby met his wife Joan when they were both still in their teens. They went on to have three children together and now, in his mid-40s, the Dub(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners, when asked if it was aware of GPs promoting LDN as a cancer treatment, said it “only supports evidence-based, specialist-led, multidisciplinary care” for cancer patients.

Irish doctors have been prescribing cancer patients a controversial drug traditionally used in higher doses to combat heroin addiction, the Irish Canc(...)

Sandra Kavanagh: ‘I could not believe that I was being told I had cancer again, on top of everything I had been through and so soon after I had recovered.’

Sandra Kavanagh is a survivor. Just 43 years old, she has already had cancer twice in her life. The Kilkenny woman found a lump in her right breast wh(...)

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