Tag Archives: cancer

'This has been the hardest 'mental marathon' I've ever run' – Dental nurse credits service for supporting her through cancer treatment

The power of positive: ARC has been instrumental for Pamela McLoughlin’s recovery from breast cancer. Photo: Damien Eagers / INM Head of Services at ARC, Patricia Pugh. Photo: Kyran O’Brien ‘This has been the hardest ‘mental marathon’ I’ve ever run’ – Dental nurse credits service for supporting her through cancer treatment Independent.ie Grief surprises. Sometimes… Read More »

'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 »