Overweight and obesity among top modifiable risk factors for cancer in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Three out of every 10 cancers in Ireland are potentially preventable through lifestyle changes, according to a new report. About 6,200 cancer diagnos(...)

Andrew O’Shaughnessy of Poppulo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The last four of eight nominees in the international category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are ru(...)

Laura Dunne: “I put off going to the doctor for months because I was embarrassed to talk about my bowels or to tell my friends and family that I was in pain.”

Most of the almost 2,800 people in Ireland who are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year are over 50. But it affects younger people, too, as Laura Du(...)

‘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(...)

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