Documentary on OneA Fight to the End

As heard on Documentary On One

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As a wife, mother and carer, Eileen Kenny’s death from cancer in December 2016 had a devastating impact on her family and friends. Eileen was just 61 years old and had always led an active and health conscious life, regularly playing tennis well into her 50s. Life had not been easy at times for the Kenny family, particularly after their …

Michael O'Regan“I’d love to come in this morning and say ‘Ryan this is a story of heroism’. It’s not!”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Michael O’Regan stepped out into the rain and savoured a simple moment of pleasure. “I felt rain on my face – the beauty of rain on my face!” After long periods stuck indoors undergoing cancer treatment and dialysis, the journalist and proud Kerryman was experiencing the complete bliss of a very ordinary shower of rain. Michael O’Regan chatted to Ryan …

Dating with cancer

Dating with Cancer“Y’know, I’m not dead yet”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dating with a terminal illness is not a topic that comes up every day. Sinéad Carroll wants to change that. She discussed questions like how and when to tell a prospective partner, as well as the importance of humour, on The Ryan Tubridy Show.

Senator Frances Black‘The people of Ireland need to know that alcohol causes cancer.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Senator Frances Black joined Sean O’Rourke to give him her take on the decision to remove the provision to include warnings about the link between alcohol consumption and cancer from alcohol labels. Frances told Sean that while she remains “very hopeful that this amendment will get through”, the current situation is discouraging. “There’s no doubt about it. We need to …

Vicky Phelan‘I had cancer back in 2011. And it was missed.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Vicky Phelan was awarded €2.5m in her court case against an American testing lab and the HSE for incorrectly testing a smear test resulting in a missed cancer diagnosis. Vicky joined Ray D’Arcy after what she described as a “busy day” and a “busy week”. Vicky went for a routine smear test with Cervical Check in 2011. Her results came back normal. She had never …

Victoria Derbyshire ‘I have an amazing family, I have amazing friends, I have a job that I love and I had no idea if this breast cancer was going to kill me’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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BBC broadcaster Victoria noticed a difference in one of her breasts one night.  Little did she know that it would change the course of her life and become the subject of a popular video diary and subsequent book.  She shared her story with Ray D’Arcy. “When I was getting ready for bed, I noticed that the right breast looked lower …

Children with leukaemia‘I don’t think many families that have gone through Crumlin… have two siblings with exactly the same illness.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Just over two weeks ago, on Today with Sean O’Rourke, listeners heard a powerful interview with Patrick Murphy, who had been diagnosed with cancer and described how he broke the news to his children, helping them understand what might lie ahead. Also joining the discussion on that day was psychotherapist, Yvonne O’Meara, who helps children to process this shocking news …

Communicating cancer to children‘Cancer is not scary word to a three-year-old.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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There have been so many media discussions over the years about how doctors communicate to patients, particularly when they have to communicate the diagnosis of a serious illness. This kind of communication is very much part of medical training these days, as you would expect. But for a parent, who receives that serious diagnosis, one of the most difficult conversations they …