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No change in long waits for colonoscopy procedures

It is clear that the Government has not acknowledged the legacy of Susie Long from Kilkenny who died from colon cancer three years ago, as recent figures report that there are still 1,854 people waiting three months or more for colonoscopy examinations.

Scannal highlights the Susie Long story

In January 2007, a young mother from Kilkenny known only as ‘Rosie’ revealed on the national airwaves that she had been handed a death sentence by the Irish healthcare system.

Four in ten people in Ireland not aware of signs of bowel cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is once again designating April as national Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and is launching a major awareness campaign encouraging people across Ireland to talk openly about the symptoms associated with the development of bowel cancer.

Life cycle in aid of local cancer charity

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A 58-year-old west of Ireland man who has lung cancer is undertaking a 600 mile sponsored cycle in aid of a local cancer charity.

Mayo cancer sufferer’s 600 mile cycle

A well-known Mayo cyclist who is suffering with cancer is to begin a 600-mile cycle for charity this weekend. Martin Connery from Ballyhaunis was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007 and, after suffering a serious allergic reaction following six months of chemotherapy treatment, decided to try and remain healthy through an active lifestyle and positive attitude.

Bowel cancer info evening in Castlebar

On Wednesday April 28 from 7pm to 9pm an information evening on bowel cancer will be held in the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar. 

Going green for Paddy’s Day

Popeye showed us just how powerful spinach really was and our mammies have been telling us for years to ‘eat our greens’. But why is this so – are green veggies all they’re cracked up to be?

Good to be aware as long as it’s worth our while

This is bowel cancer awareness week in case people are not aware.

Eat healthy foods - older people urged

The HSE West’s health promotion department is urging older people to make healthy food choices.

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