Kevin O Hagan

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Gary Brooks had keyhole surgery for  an aggressive form of prostate cancer that was in its early stages

Last year, Gary Brooks underwent a routine prostate examination and, following tests, it was discovered that he had cancer. “I moved into a new area (...)

Check your skin regularly – and your children’s skin – for anything that is new, changing or unusual. Photograph: iStock

Dr Blaithin Moriarty (Consultant dermatologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin)  Changing weather and the passage of time leads to s(...)

The cancer society has advised the public to limit their time in the sun when UV is strongest, typically between the hours of 11am to 3pm. File photograph: Getty

The number of skin cancer cases is set to treble over the next 20 years with the incidence of melanoma increasing in men at a much greater rate than i(...)

‘Fibre is the main nutrient source for our gut bacteria.’ Photograph: iStock

Dr Kirsten Berding Harold Dietician and researcher at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at University College Cork “A key aspect to good dig(...)

“It is important to remember that a persistent cough is also a symptom of lung cancer.”

Lung cancer referrals fell by more than a quarter during the pandemic due to confusion over symptoms and patients’ fear of accessing healthcare, accor(...)

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(...)

Sylvia Thompson being presented with the Global Lung Cancer Coalition award by Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager with the Irish Cancer Society.

Journalist Sylvia Thompson has been awarded the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) journalist award for her coverage of lung cancer. The competition(...)

More women are being diagnosed with smoking-related cancers.

It’s that time of year again, with thousands up and down the country currently vowing they have quit smoking for good – and indeed many of them will s(...)

Arlene and her Dad, Aidan O’Beirne

Everyone is affected by cancer, as we all know someone who has had it. Monday, February 4th, was World Cancer Day – an annual international event to r(...)

Smoking is a causal factor in cervical, mouth, head, neck, oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic, kidney and bladder cancers too but lung cancer is the one people blame most on cigarettes. Photograph: iStock

More people die of lung cancer than any other cancer in Ireland. Yet people have less sympathy for those diagnosed with it – often at a late stage whe(...)

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