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#Cervical Cancer

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work? CervicalCheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work Remuneration

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths Vaccination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer HPV

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

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important HPV Vaccine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays Sharon's Story

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case CervicalCheck

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July Simon Harris

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

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

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment Colposcopy

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

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

From TheJournal.ie Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality CervicalCheck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare RIP

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

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

The HPV vaccine campaigner passed away this week.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan Laura Brennan

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds Cervical Cancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog CervicalCheck

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog CervicalCheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring CervicalCheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died Orla Church

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal' CervicalCheck

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results State Papers 1988

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Cancer

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year Cancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab Urgent Need

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy' CervicalCheck

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

From TheJournal.ie Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation' Cervical Cancer

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases CervicalCheck

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

From TheJournal.ie Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs Smear Tests

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review Cervical Check

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

From TheJournal.ie The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed Scally Report

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed

MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts' Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

From TheJournal.ie 'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking' CervicalCheck

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

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