‘I was blessed, absolutely blessed, that I was given the opportunity to do the test – and that I did it,’ says retired businessman Paddy O’Leary

When the letter came, it was almost chucked into the bin. Nowadays, retired businessman Paddy O’Leary thanks his lucky stars that something made him (...)

Trainee paediatrician Karen O’Neill at University Hospital Galway: “I think we still have miles to go in terms of adolescent oncology treatment in this country.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Cancer survival rates are rising all the time but among one age group of patients – adolescents and young adults – the gains have been slower. The re(...)

The Government also plans to publish new patient safety legislation after Cabinet today. Photograph: iStock

An opportunity to identify 159 women’s cervical cancers was missed by CervicalCheck, an independent review of tests carried out by the screening progr(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

International experts say the performance of the CervicalCheck programme is “broadly in line” with that of cervical cancer screening programmes in the(...)

The extent of the individual divergences from the initial cervical smear results is not yet known, but the review has found some cancers could have been prevented, it is understood. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Large numbers of previously missed abnormalities have been uncovered in the biggest review of smear tests undertaken since cervical cancer screening b(...)

A cervical cancer cell. For every 1,000 women screened for cervical cancer, about 20 will have precancerous changes, but the traditional smear test will pick up only 15 of these.

A review of smear tests carried out under CervicalCheck is due, but haven’t we already had a review? Yes, but. CervicalCheck has in the past looked b(...)

The Government has promised the BreastCheck screening programme will be extended to those aged 65-69 by the end of 2021. Photograph: iStock

Breast cancer survival rates have increased by 15 per cent since the 1990s, according to a new report that demonstrates the positive impact health scr(...)

‘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 (...)

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