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Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
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Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35

Sep 28th 2021, 4:20 PM 42,951 Views 14 Comments

The 35-year-old mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
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CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error

Jun 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 19,402 Views 2 Comments

Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.

'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle
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'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle

Jun 1st 2021, 9:57 AM 3,313 Views 1 Comment

Jenny Higgins has paid tribute to her team-mate for her bravery in speaking openly about her diagnosis.

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
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'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,750 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
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'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 42,135 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
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Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 29,297 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
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Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments

Jan 7th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,843 Views 10 Comments

Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, a number of GP clinics won’t be able to offer smear tests as part of CervicalCheck.

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
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CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 7,005 Views 7 Comments

Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
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'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,271 Views 14 Comments

CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
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Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,931 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
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HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey

Mar 19th 2020, 12:06 PM 23,089 Views 30 Comments

The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
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Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,969 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
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CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

Dec 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,960 Views 2 Comments

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
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Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,494 Views 6 Comments

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
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Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Aug 27th 2019, 4:02 PM 8,599 Views 65 Comments

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer
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New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,091 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
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Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Aug 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,176 Views 55 Comments

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays
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'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

Aug 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,162 Views 15 Comments

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,665 Views 7 Comments

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July
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Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 6:29 PM 8,968 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, the HSE says that 52 of the women who were re-tested were found to have HPV.

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment
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CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

Jul 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,298 Views 13 Comments

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality
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Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Jul 4th 2019, 6:28 PM 8,616 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case
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'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

Jun 17th 2019, 2:00 PM 14,105 Views 28 Comments

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved
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'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,875 Views 6 Comments

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare
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'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 1:01 PM 27,639 Views 9 Comments

Laura Brennan will be laid to rest following the service in Ennis Cathedral this afternoon.

Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy
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Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy

Mar 21st 2019, 11:32 AM 3,542 Views 0 Comments

The HPV vaccine campaigner passed away this week.

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others
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'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

Mar 21st 2019, 6:25 AM 21,431 Views 14 Comments

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan
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'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:42 PM 102,904 Views 47 Comments

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning
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'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,811 Views 19 Comments

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds
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Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,147 Views 10 Comments

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog
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Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,877 Views 20 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test
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CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,324 Views 9 Comments

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog
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HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog

Jan 24th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,644 Views 18 Comments

The smear-test samples expired after there was a delay in transferring the samples to a slide within the six-week timeframe.

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring
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Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:45 PM 11,597 Views 31 Comments

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
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CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Jan 19th 2019, 7:42 PM 30,666 Views 0 Comments

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'
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PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,855 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results
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Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results

Dec 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,391 Views 0 Comments

19 women wrote to the then-Minister for Women’s Affairs and Family Law about the issue, State Papers reveal.

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
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Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,336 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
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Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,873 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
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'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,882 Views 20 Comments

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

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