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Living with a brain tumour

Clare Garvey was stopped by a guard as she drove to Oughterard around 8.45am one morning at the end of July 2011.

Young Galway woman speaks out about breast cancer awareness

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A young Galway woman diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 spoke out this week on her own experiences with disease and the extortionate prices of essential prohibitive tests for young women like her.

Early discovery the key to treating oral cancer

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.

Clonbur woman’s slow boat to America in her battle against cancer

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Eight years ago in May 2005, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. At the time I was diagnosed, I wasn't to know having undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and beating the cancer, that I would be left with very severe and long-term side effects from the treatment. The last eight years have been an ongoing battle with many hospitalizations and suffering. I didn't think the discovery of my illness would someday lead me from a small town in Ireland to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. But here I am.

Love Is All You Need screens tonight

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PIERCE BROSNAN stars in Love Is All You Need, by the Oscar winning Danish director, Susanne Bier, which will be shown in the Town Hall Theatre this evening at 7.30pm.

Significant rise in new breast cancer cases diagnosed at Galway Unit

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.

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.

Claremorris student tells of his cancer journey

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Claremorris student Jason Slattery from Murneen was just nine years old when he was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was summer 2002. His mother noticed a lump on his neck and after some tests and doctors’ appointments and eventually a visit to Crumlin children’s hospital he was diagnosed with the disease.

Acupuncture needling out your ailments

Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment therapy that can combat different diseases and is a well regarded alleviator of pain. According to the Chinese medicine theory, there are energy pathways called meridians that flow through your body. The moment there is a blockage of their path it results in health related issues. When needles are inserted in the areas that need to be treated, which influence the energy flow through the meridians, they can restore your body’s natural rhythm to relieve the pain.

Something To Sing About for cancer survivors

A Galway medical specialist is spearheading a global initiative aimed at aiding people’s recovery from cancer.

 

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