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'I wish my mother was here every day' – rugby star on how losing his mum to cancer at the age of 12 shaped his future career

His mother’s face: Andrew Porter says Wendy was always smiling. Photo; Kyran O’Brien ‘I wish my mother was here every day’ – rugby star on how losing his mum to cancer at the age of 12 shaped his future career Independent.ie There’s not a waking day that Ireland rugby star, Andrew Porter, does not wish… Read More »

'I thought it was an IBS flare-up… then the doctor told me I had a 15cm tumour' – Woman (38) diagnosed with bowel cancer

Katie Boylan with her dog Rocky. Photo: Fergal Phillips ‘I thought it was an IBS flare-up… then the doctor told me I had a 15cm tumour’ – Woman (38) diagnosed with bowel cancer Independent.ie When Katie Boylan (38) suddenly fell ill in 2015, she reasoned that it was a bad case of irritable bowel syndrome… Read More »

'I asked her if it was a tumour and she nodded' – Granny advises all women over 50 to continue with their smears

Mary McAuliffe has been cancer clear for five years since her treatment. Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22 ‘I asked her if it was a tumour and she nodded’ – Granny advises all women over 50 to continue with their smears Independent.ie Over 300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Ireland every year and while the… Read More »