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(...)

Enjoying the good weather at O’Carrolls Cove, near Waterville, Co Kerry. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has been ranked 14th in a global table of skin cancer susceptibility, a new medical study shows. New Zealand has the highest rate of skin can(...)

The number of women who died after receiving incorrect smear test results has risen to 18. Photograph: Getty/File

The number of women who died after receiving incorrect smear test results has risen to 18. The HSE reported on Monday evening that 18 out of the 209(...)

Coloured scanning electron micrograph  of a cell of a cervical carcinoma. File photograph: Getty Images

Memorandum To: Public Accounts Committee Date: 10 May 2018 Re: PAC Committee Meeting 10.05.2018 Attached is the briefing memo referenced earlier a(...)

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