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Ireland Keelin Took Tough News Job, Despite Terminal Diagnosis

12:50  09 february  2020
12:50  09 february  2020 Source:   extra.ie

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The answer must be as nuanced as the problem. We should assume nothing but respect a patient’s decision to know only so much.

Keelin Shanley, Caitriona Perry standing in front of a window © Provided by Extra.ie

Tributes have been paid to RTÉ news journalist Keelin Shanley who lost her long battle with breast cancer on Saturday. The 51-year-old mother of two had been a co-presenter on the station’s flagship TV news programme Six One until last May, when she took leave so she could concentrate on her health and her young family.

Ms Shanley died just days after celebrating her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband Conor. Ms Shanley and her RTÉ news colleague Caitríona Perry made Irish broadcasting history in 2018 when they became the first women to be appointed as joint presenters of the evening news programme.

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Despite surgery, the cancer returned and three more tumours were found on Soph’s lungs, which grew to one-and-a-half centimetres in size between December and March. Since then, Soph has chosen not to have palliative chemotherapy and is pursuing different ways to help her feel better during the time

Caitriona Perry, Keelin Shanley are posing for a picture: Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley at the RTE News studio in January, 2018. Pic: RTE © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley at the RTE News studio in January, 2018. Pic: RTE But, unbeknown to television viewers, by then she had already been diagnosed with stage-four terminal cancer. Nevertheless, she was determined to accept the challenging career opportunity, telling friends at the time ‘cancer is one part of my life – it’s not my whole life’.

The talented broadcaster was first diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer around the time of the 2011 general election. She died on Saturday afternoon as people again made their way to the polling stations.

Five years after her first diagnosis, Ms Shanley was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016. She is survived by her husband Conor and their two children, Lucy, 13 and 11-year-old Ben. Recalling when she was first diagnosed, Ms Shanley said after her recovery: ‘And, my God, your world just comes to a stop half an hour later when they say “we’re really quite worried about this”.

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Terminal illness or end-stage disease is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and is reasonably expected to result in death of the patient.

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Keelin Shanley in a blue shirt © Provided by Extra.ie ‘Of course, I knew immediately it was cancer. I really remember one of the nurses in Vincent’s saying to me, “You’re in for a tough year – but after that you’ll be alright.” And it was a tough enough year, chemo, surgery and all the rest, but she was right. ‘There were days when you were floored. I remember there were days where you just couldn’t move. But that’s the chemo. It’s not the cancer, it’s the treatment.’

Ms Shanley added: ‘I don’t see much point in thinking about it all the time. Once you get better, you get better and life goes on. But I’ve seen people who have been very sick with cancer, so I know I’m lucky. My mother died of cancer and from the first moment she was diagnosed we knew it was terminal. My brother-in-law very tragically died six months after diagnosis, so I know what bad cancer is.’

On Saturday night her friends in RTÉ paid tribute to their ‘warm, tenacious and fiercely intelligent’ colleague.

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‘I’ve had a wonderful life’ Keelin Shanley told family before passing away .
‘I’ve had a wonderful life’ Keelin Shanley told family before passing awayEveryone from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to President Michael D Higgins to all her many friends and colleagues in the RTÉ newsroom and her old school pals from Loreto College poured into St Paul's Church in Glenageary to pay their final respects in a humanist ceremony.

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