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Ardrahan four-year-old donates her hair to charity that makes wigs for ill children

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A County Galway child was so moved when she saw a photograph of a little girl who was diagnosed with cancer that she decided to get her hair cut and donate it to a charity that makes wigs for children with the condition.

Recession makes fundraising very challenging for Cancer Care West, says chief executive

The economic downturn coupled with recent charity controversies has made the task of raising €1 million a year “very challenging” for a local cancer charity which depends significantly on public donations.

Get flu jab, urges HSE West public health chief

Many people in the at risk groups for flu put themselves in danger of contracting a serious illness or even death by failing to get vaccinated, the HSE West’s director of public health warned this week.

‘They guided me when I couldn’t see the path on my journey’

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therapist Nadine Dabbagh’s world as she knew it came crashing down just over two years ago when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer at just 29 years of age.

Participants needed for NUI Galway research project into cancer-related fatigue

Adults who have completed cancer treatment at least six months ago are being asked to participate in a series of group discussions on cancer-related fatigue, organised by the School of Psychology at NUI Galway.

Five hundred men have undergone innovative prostrate cancer treatment

Some 500 men have undergone a once off prostrate cancer treatment, involving the implantation of radiation seeds directly into the prostate as an alternative to conventional external beam radiotherapy and surgery, at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) since 2007.

Cancer patient urges Health Minister to re-direct approved funding to US hospital

A father of three from Co Galway who has colon and liver cancer is appealing to the Government to give him the best chance of survival by allowing him to re-direct funding approved for his treatment from within the EU to a New York hospital.

€7.9 billion medical device export sector dependent on engineers says new president

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John O’Dea, CEO of Galway-based Crospon and new president of Engineers Ireland, has said that the health of Ireland’s €7.9 billion medical devices export sector is hugely dependent on the expertise and ready supply of skilled engineers.

Silver Linings from Testing Times — an exhibition of photography for Rock Rose House

Having undergone cancer treatment for the last year, Mayo Advertiser advertising executive Tom Lohan wanted to give something back to the people who have helped him along the way.

Senator seeks clarity on financial support for sick children’s treatment abroad

Galway West senator Fidelma Healy Eames is to seek a meeting with the Minister for Health in the new year to examine what financial support is available for children with rare life-threatening cancers and other illnesses who may require treatment abroad or could benefit from clinical trials.

 

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