Eileen’s ‘ultimate legacy’: a new cancer treatment for dialysis patients

The provision of a new cancer treatment for Irish patients is the ‘ultimate legacy’ for a Mitchelstown woman remembered as ‘a caring and giving woman’, her son has said. 

Eileen Hyland, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016, also suffered from renal failure and had been told by doctors at Cork University Hospital that she could not be given Radioactive Iodine Therapy (RAIT) while on dialysis, which her family disputed.

“For everyone who knew mum, they would remember her as always putting others first,” her son James said.

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