Cancer Week Ireland runs from Monday, September 25th to Sunday, October 1st

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer – whether as a patient or a carer. And as latest statistics show that one in three of us may de(...)

The Institute of Cancer Research team identified 19 new genetic changes associated with testicular cancer. Photograph: iStock

Genetic testing can identify men who have more than a 10-fold increased risk of testicular cancer, a UK study has found. The discovery could lead to (...)

Ulster University’s Dr Declan McKenna, who led a study into  the treatment of prostate cancer. File photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University/PA Wire

Scientists at Ulster University have discovered a new treatment that they described as “hugely significant” in the battle against prostate cancer. T(...)

Medical matters: “If it’s painful or stopping me from working, I’ll go to the doctor straight away; otherwise it’s not likely”

How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges men face in Ireland today. If you would like to add your voice to this series, em(...)

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One in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime and more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year with(...)

““I’m growing one for Movember. So are the lads. Everyone is doing it. It’s part of male health awareness,” said Vinny.

“What’s that?” said Angie over breakfast on Monday morning as the rain tip-tapped down and the last of the leaves were blown away. “What’s what?” answ(...)

Laois footballer Colm Begley and  Movember’s Justin Coghlan at the announcement of a partnership between Movember, the GAA, and the GPA at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Since it began in 2003, the Movember Foundation has become an extraordinary force. What started with a group of Australian friends attempting t(...)