Tag Archive: ireland

Fans mourn Farrah

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Since the news broke yesterday of Farrah Fawcett’s death from cancer, fans have been gathering to place flowers at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Farrah was one of the most… Continue reading

Safe grilling during the summer season

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We have had some beautiful sunny weather here in Ireland recently, and that means the barbecue comes out of retirement for the first time since last summer. Nothing says summer quite like that wonderful… Continue reading

1st ARC Men’s Mini Marathon

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ARC (Aftercare, Research & Counselling) are a registered community based cancer support centre, caring for men and women living with cancer, their family and friends. All of the services are free of charge… Continue reading

Specialist units reduce sugery stays

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THE SETTING up of specialised breast cancer units will result in shorter stays in hospital for many patients who need to undergo a mastectomy, according to new research published yesterday. The study at… Continue reading

Ireland’s first psycho-oncology degree

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Good news for those  of us hoping to see an improvement in the holistic care of cancer patients in Ireland. DCU’s School of Nursing have launched Ireland’s first degree in psycho-oncology, Graduate Diploma/MSc in Psycho-oncology.… Continue reading

The needs of cancer survivors ignored

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I came across the following UK survey which supports what I have been saying about the post treatment period of  cancer and echoes the experience of cancer survivors in Ireland too. People living with… Continue reading

HSE publishes hospital performance figures

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I have just been listening to a very interesting discussion on Pat Kenny’s radio show this morning concerning this report. The Health Service Executive has published detailed performance figures of 29 of its… Continue reading

Cancer Garden of Hope

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I have just been viewing some photographs of the Irish Cancer Society’s Garden of Hope. Over 5000 daffodils with messages of support, rememberence and love were planted in the Phoenix Park, Dublin to mark Daffodil… Continue reading

LifeStory. Everyone has a book in them!

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This new book called LifeStory has been created to enable you to begin the process of compiling and writing your own life story…so far. LifeStory has an inspiring introduction by international best selling… Continue reading

Menopause drug greatly increases risk of cancer recurrence

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WOMEN with a history of breast cancer are being urged to avoid taking a menopause drug now known to greatly increase the risk of the cancer returning. Results of a study published yesterday… Continue reading