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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.

Skin cancer - the most common male cancer among VHI customers last year

Skin cancer was the most common male cancer among Vhi Healthcare members in Galway last year.

Startling figures revealed in snapshot of Mayo’s health

An in depth special report on the county's health has revealed that Mayo is a blackspot for prostate cancer and diabetes and death rates from heart attacks, stroke, and breast cancer are among the highest in the country.

New Galway Clinic radiotherapy technology reduces treatment times

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.

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.

Movember funding aids nurse-led prostate centre

Galway University Hospital will be one of two centres in the State to pilot a specialist nurse-led side effects clinic for men with prostate cancer.

Movember starts tomorrow

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Freddie Mercury, Albert Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche, Charlie Chaplin, Lemmy, Friedrich Engels, and Willy O’Dea are famous for their moustaches and Galway men can emulate them from tomorrow.

Living with Lyme disease

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Ben Smyth who lives in Kinvara had always been healthy and rarely visited his doctor. However, everything was to change at the end of August 2006 when the father of three adult children became ill. He initially began to complain of a “pinch-like feeling” on the instep of his right foot.

Mayo patients received inaccurate prostate results due to faulty equipment

Patients who had tests carried out at Mayo General Hospital to determine whether they had prostate cancer or not may have received inaccurate results, it has been revealed.

Can fish oils increase prostate cancer risk?

A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicated an increased risk of prostate cancer for men who used Omega-3s. This has raised concerns about how safe fish oils are for men.

 

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