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In total, there are 2,700 people on the urgent colonoscopy waiting list.

More than 1,300 people are enduring excessive waits for urgent bowel cancer testing, largely due to delays caused by Covid-19. The Irish Cancer Socie(...)

  Cancer patient Padraig Beasley aged 9 (centre)  from Listowel with his parents Maevea and Séamus and his sister Julia (10) and Jack Jack (18 months). Photograph: Dominic Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

The risk of infection coming into the home of nine-year-old cancer patient Pádraig Beasley has been a worry for his family ever since he was diagnosed(...)

The Irish Cancer Society says that due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on hospitals, more patients are being cared for in the community, straining its Night Nursing team. Photograph: iStock

An increase in the number of terminal cancer patients dying in their own homes has put pressure on a service providing night nurses to assist families(...)

 Mary Mooney, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland manager of Mill Lane Day Care, Mary Bardin, ASI operations manager and Marie Conlon, ASI Kildare Branch chairperson.;

With businesses closed, sporting and cultural events cancelled or postponed and many office workers confined to their homes during the Covid-19 pandem(...)

An image of the proposed development at the former Techrete site in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Marlet

The construction of more than 500 apartments on a controversial former industrial site in Howth village Co Dublin has been approved by An Bord Pleanál(...)

Pictured (from left) Shannen Joyce (25), James Gilleran, Blackhorse Ave and Stephen Teap who lost his wife Irene to Cervical cancer.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A young mother who has overcome cancer twice will be the public face of Daffodil Day, the Irish Cancer Society’s main fundraising campaign. Shannen (...)

 ‘I remember sitting watching the clock going round and wondering if I had enough money to get out of the car park’. Michael Finnegan from Leitrim. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A cancer survivor from Co Leitrim has said his savings were wiped out in a year while tackling the illness. Michael Finnegan, who was diagnosed with(...)

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 (...)

  Pre-budget submission:  Averil Power, chief executive of the  Irish Cancer Society,  with   Joan Burton TD and  Frank O’Rourke TD. Photograph: Robert Saunders, Irish Cancer Society

The Government must reduce the “huge financial strain” on cancer patients and their families in this year’s budget, the Irish Cancer Society has said.(...)

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

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