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Breakthrough Cancer Research and the volunteers who ran the Malin to Mizen Horse and Carriage Drive have thanked the people of Galway for their support during the 441 mile journey.
The Malin to Mizen horse and carriage drive which aims to raise up to €80,000 for Breakthrough Cancer Research has over the last few days travelled the length of Ireland, stopping in Galway along the way.
puts its new Versa HD™ linear accelerator (linac) into clinical service this week, it will be Ireland’s first hospital to offer a form of advanced radiotherapy that can almost halve delivery times.
Breast cancer advocacy group Europa Donna Ireland has announced that the national Dragon Boat Roadshow will visit Baysport, Hodson Bay, Athlone on Sunday April 6.
BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme is inviting women aged 50 to 64 living in Ballina, Swinford, Belmullet, Ballycastle, Crossmolina, Lacken, and surrounding areas for a free mammogram (x-ray) in the BreastCheck mobile digital screening unit located at the back of Cathedral car park, Cathedral Road, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Nearly 200 women a month have been screened by BreastCheck in Westmeath over the past 12 months, it has been revealed this week.
There are approximately 450 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed every year in the island of Ireland. This figure is comparable to cervical cancer and melanoma and it has a high morbidity rate despite advances in surgical and reconstructive techniques. There are four to five deaths for every 10 cases of oral cancer. The rates for males are three times higher than females and lifestyle plays a significant role. Smoking, alcohol, and poor diet are the major risk factors, with tobacco linked to more than 75 per cent of cases of intra oral cancer.
The most recent figures from the NCRI, National Cancer Registry of Ireland, show that approximately 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer here every year with 160 of those diagnosed being men in Mayo. The good news is that survivorship figures are improving with 93 per cent of men surviving five years post diagnosis. This year, in keeping with its ethos of making cancer less frightening by enlightening, the Marie Keating Foundation’s Get Men Talking men’s health campaign will put particular emphasis on survivorship and how men can go on to live full and whole lives following cancer diagnosis and treatment.
There has been a significant increase in the number of new breast cancer cases diagnosed at the Symptomatic Breast Unit at Galway University Hospitals, according to a new report, just launched.
Wednesday September 19 marks the second annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day. Last year Eyre Square Dental Clinic participated and provided 67 free examinations. There are more than 300 cases of mouth cancer reported in Ireland every year. In Britain, the incidence of mouth cancer has increased faster than any other cancer in the past 25 years.