‘Ireland . . . still has some way to go to match the best countries for pancreatic and ovarian cancer survival.’ File photograph: Getty

Survival rates for many hard-to-treat cancers across the State still lag other affluent countries despite big improvements over the past 20 years, a n(...)

The HSE has said that where there is a significant discordance between a woman’s original smear tests and the results as provided in the RCOG review, it will provide access to a package of State supports, including a medical card and counselling. Photograph:iStock

The HSE has begun the process of communicating the results of an independent review of smear tests to over 1,000 women who developed cervical cancer. (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris acknowledged   resources would be needed to address the requirement of cancer survivors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The physical, psychological and financial needs of almost 200,000 survivors of cancer are not currently being met, according to a report prepared for (...)

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 (...)

Some trends help to lower rates of cancer, such as  reduced smoking rates. “There are some grounds for optimism,” says Prof Kerri Clough-Gorr, director of the National Cancer Registry. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The number of people with cancer is set to double in less than 30 years if current rates for the disease continue, according to a new report. However(...)

In attendance at the Porterstown Parkrun in Dublin on Saturday to mark World Cancer Day were cancer survivors Mary Egan, left, and Maeve Kelly. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

One of the most important and far-reaching policies to improve the health of Irish people in recent times was the 2007 decision to centralise cancer s(...)

Photograph: Getty

Survival rates for certain types of cancer are “significantly better” if patients are attending private hospitals, a report by the National Cancer Reg(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathuna, the mother of five from Ballydavid, Dingle Co Kerry who died earlier this year as a result of cervical cancer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

With cancer overtaking heart disease as the most common cause of death, a significant milestone in Irish public health has been reached. According to (...)

More people than ever are living with or after cancer as survival rates have improved over the past 20 years. Photograph: iStock

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in Ireland as the population ages, a new report shows. Invasive cancers and rela(...)

Layla the dog at a protest in support of the 209 women affected by the Cervical Check scandal  at Leinster House in May. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

About 30 women who had been diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer have contacted the Health Service Executive with concerns after they were written(...)

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