Cathy Kelly

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About 3,000 breast cancer cases are detected in Ireland each year, of which about 70 per cent are at the early stage. Photograph: iStock

New research indicates the great majority of postmenopausal women with one of the most common forms of early-stage breast cancer can be spared unneces(...)

Cancer Trials Ireland rolls out Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign,  calling on those with cancer to ask their doctor if there is a relevant cancer trial that they can join to increase their treatment options. From left,  Evelyn O’Rourke, member of the board of Cancer Trials Ireland, Prof Bryan Hennessy, clinical lead, Cancer Trials Ireland, Ashley Bazin, team leader, oncology/haematology, Tallaght Hospital, Dr Linda Coate, vice clinical lead, Cancer Trials Ireland & consultant medical oncologist, University Hospital Limerick with patient Advocates Patrick Kivlehan, Johnstown, Kildare and Emma Corcoran,  Lusk, north County Dublin.  Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Many of the difficulties for women with cervical cancer which emerged recently would not have arisen if patients had direct electronic access to their(...)

Health is a major issue in her latest book, Cathy Kelly acknowledges – alongside dementia, she also tackles the issues of menopause weight and older first-time mothers

It began, as this heart-breaking condition so often does, with little things, recalls best-selling author Cathy Kelly. The first signs came when her p(...)

Marian Keyes has a new book out called The Break, about a woman with a husband who takes a year long “break” from their marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Curled up on the sofa of her home in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, author Marian Keyes is thinking about how she’d cope if her husband, Tony Baines, wante(...)

Kate Tobin, a former nun who is living with multiple sclerosis, at her home in Clonroche, Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kate Tobin, a 51-year-old former nun who worked in the UK as a palliative care nurse for 10 years, is suffering through the latter states of multiple (...)

The Positive project aims to provide solid data to aid women in making the choice of whether  to disrupt treatment in order to achieve conception. Photograph: Lyn Alweis/The Denver Post/Getty Images)

Irish women are to be involved in a ground-breaking new study which will explore the relationship between breast cancer treatment and pregnancy. Th(...)

Dr Cathy Kelly, a consultant medical oncologist from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin.

Breast cancer prevention drugs are regarded by many as a “wonder drug” to increase the survival rates for those diagnosed with the most common cancer(...)

‘There is no standard template for a good and effective mother.’ Photograph: Getty Images

When you are going to have a baby, no matter how many pregnancy and baby books you read, no matter how many mothering websites you consult, no matter (...)

Richard Ford will give a free reading at Trinity College Dublin next week to mark the publication of his new book. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

The School of English, Trinity College Dublin, hosts a reading by award-winning author and Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, Richard Ford, to (...)

John McCormack, Irish Cancer Society, Prof John Fitzpatrick, breast cancer survivor Sharon Burrell and Prof William Gallagher. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Women diagnosed with breast cancer are to be asked to contribute tumour tissue to a national biobank which will be used to monitor treatments for the (...)