Tag Archives: Diagnosis

‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis

Rebecca McDonald Rebecca McDonald is now recovered. Since her recovery she has learned to drive and is now learning to swim. ‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis Independent.ie A 30-year-old woman who suffered an incessant itch in her leg for… Read More »

'I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis

Elizabeth Morgan at her home in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photo: Caroline Quinn ‘I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis Independent.ie Today is World Cancer Day – an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection,… Read More »

Porphyrins & Porphyria Diagnosis

The porphyrias are caused by deficiencies of enzymes of the heme biosynthetic pathway. This pathway, like other chemical pathways in the body, is a sequence of steps leading to a final product, in this case heme. Heme is essential for life, and each enzyme is also essential, because it is responsible for one of the… Read More »