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#Cervical Cancer

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate Cervical Check

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate

Vicky Phelan’s story sparked an investigation into how smear tests in Ireland are reviewed and handled.

From TheJournal.ie Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

Rozanna Purcell has opened up on her Instagram about catching pre cancerous cells after a smear test

She has urged women to keep getting smear tests following the Cervical Check scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases Cervical Check

Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases

“Open disclosure is not the ticking of a box or the filling of a form,” Ireland’s chief medical officer said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech TERMINAL CANCER This post contains videos

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

From TheJournal.ie Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere' Smear Tests

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died Smear Tests

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

The previous figure was 17 women.

From TheJournal.ie It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests Cervical Check

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.

From TheJournal.ie 'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media' Cervical Cancer This post contains videos

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal Gone

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

From TheJournal.ie 'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying Mother Of Five

'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying

Emma Mhic Mhathúna is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.' Incorrect Smear Tests

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'

Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline Helpline

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline

The HSE has returned 2,686 calls to over 7,678 people.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth Untenable

Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on Tony O’Brien to resign.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug Cancer Scandal

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's Tony O'Brien to take temporary leave of absence from board of US contraceptive firm Top Job
From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public Smear Tests

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer CervicalCheck

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

From TheJournal.ie How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests? Screening

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test? Cervical Check

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

From TheJournal.ie 'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister' Smear Tests

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'

The Taoiseach said he could not rule out a commission of investigation into the controversy in the future.

From TheJournal.ie 60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck Cancer Scandal

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment Cancer Drug

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago Cervical Cancer

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago

Doctor David Gibbons estimated that 1,000 cases could be missed a year because of mismatched testing systems being used.

From TheJournal.ie A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next Cervical Cancer

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next

The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results Cervical Cancer

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors Screening Shambles

Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused shockwaves.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out Vicky Phelan

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them' Cervical Cancer

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'

Laura Brennan from Co Clare spoke about living with incurable cervical cancer, and why she wanted to feature in the HPV vaccine campaign.

From TheJournal.ie What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

From TheJournal.ie 'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine Cervical Cancer

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.

From The42 'You don't want to have to look at your mother's face when you tell her that you've cancer' Interview

'You don't want to have to look at your mother's face when you tell her that you've cancer'

Newly appointed Cork GAA chairperson Tracey Kennedy speaks to The42 about her experience with cervical cancer and her new role in the county board.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media Gardasil

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.