Still waiting for cancer care

Despite huge increase in resources, early detection and prevention are nowhere near the norm, writes Aileen O’Meara.

14th February, 2009

This week, cancer patient Roddy Carter is continuing his radiation treatment for advanced bowel cancer in St Luke’s hospital in Dublin. The Dublin man was diagnosed with late-stage bowel cancer after presenting with pains at St Vincent’s emergency department several months ago.

Carter had been on the waiting list at Tallaght hospital for a colonoscopy (the procedure which diagnoses bowel cancer) for a year. Each time he’d enquired about the procedure,...

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