Physiotherapist Emma Houlihan with recovering patient Tom McCarthy in the new gym at Cancer Care West’s support centre in Westside, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are 21 steps up two flights of stairs to a very special gym in Galway, and Tom McCarthy has a clear memory of how hard each one was the first ti(...)

Breast cancer cells. Image:  Science Photo Library

Almost 40 per cent of cancer patients in Northern Ireland cannot afford to pay their winter fuel bills, a new report claimed today. Many (...)