Deirdre Clune: Financial discrimination of cancer survivors must end

The Fine Gael MEP has been working on the ‘right to be forgotten’ for cancer survivors in Europe, and says the time has come for member states to legislate

Deirdre Clune: No one should have to pay twice for their cancer diagnosis. Picture: RollingNews.ie

A business-owner from Cork, a cancer-survivor and father of three in his mid-40s, tried to take out an insurance policy. He was refused.

He had been required to declare his past cancer diagnosis. It was a gut-punch moment of realisation for him. Despite the fact that he had recovered from the disease - had survived the gruelling treatment and stress of illness, his battle with cancer was not over. It could hang over him forever, ...