Tony O’Donoghue was in his first year at UCC and, at 17, was ‘really still a child’ when he lost my dad, says the sports commentator.

More than 3,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland every year and, while it is a fairly common occurrence, it has a very good survival (...)

Venetia Quick: ‘My advice to people who are worried about symptoms is don’t be scared to hear bad news, give yourself the best chance and go and see your doctor.’

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide and more than 2,500 people are diagnosed with the disease in Ireland ever year, with figure(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

 Helen Forristal, director of nursing services with the Marie Keating Foundation: ‘Whatever you decide to do in relation to your job, make sure it is the right decision for you and one that will give you the most peace of mind.’ Photograph: Chris Bellew/Copyright Fennell Photography

The true impact of cancer is hard to measure. Hearing the words “you have cancer” has all sorts of implications for an individual and their family. Th(...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

Lung cancer is the bigger cancer killer among women in Ireland, responsible for more deaths than breast and colorectal cancer combined. Photograph: PA

Most Irish people are unaware lung cancer kills more than any other form of the disease, new research indicates. Just 9 per cent of the population co(...)

Nivolumab is already approved for use in cases of melanoma, renal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma and a form of cancer affecting the head and neck, and has now been approved for lung cancer.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has recommended the use of the potentially life-extending cancer drug nivolumab (sold as Opdivo) for patients with (...)

Children could be protected from sunburn when swimming by wearing  UV long-sleeved swim suits and sun hats, Helen Forristal, director of nursing services at the foundation the Marie Keating Foundation has suggested. Photograph: Frank Millar

Parents are being warned to take “extreme care” in protecting their children from the sun’s harmful rays during the ongoing heatwave. The Marie Keati(...)

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. (...)

Ger Brennan, managing director for human health at MSD Ireland: “Surgical treatment is not changing but we have seen major changes in new innovative medicines.”

Cancer is the second-biggest killer in Ireland, according to the Irish Cancer Society. It accounts for about 30 per cent of deaths every year; heart d(...)

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