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# cancer-screening - This year 2022

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 AM 27,553 Views 21 Comments

In short, screening every three years with cytology is as effective as screening every five years with HPV.

# cancer-screening - Last year 2021

Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening

Oct 4th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,836 Views 0 Comments

Women aged over 50 and the LGBT+ community among those less likely to attend cervical screening, studies have found.

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire

Jul 19th 2021, 9:23 AM 30,389 Views 27 Comments

The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
# Clinical Trials
# Clinical Trials

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

May 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 22,432 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

# cancer-screening - All time

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

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

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 7,082 Views 7 Comments

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

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
# Warning
# Warning

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,913 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,222 Views 41 Comments

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case
# HSE
# HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 24,134 Views 0 Comments

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths

May 14th 2020, 2:18 PM 21,646 Views 60 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.

Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI
# College Of Surgeons
# College Of Surgeons

Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI

May 10th 2019, 8:04 AM 14,576 Views 42 Comments

The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.

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

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

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,142 Views 17 Comments

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

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

Jul 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,255 Views 33 Comments

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment

Jan 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 24,302 Views 32 Comments

“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Jun 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,729 Views 35 Comments

Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.

Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"

Oct 30th 2012, 3:10 PM 5,538 Views 9 Comments

Experts say that in some cases, women are diagnosed with tumours that would have remained undetected for the rest of their lives and which they would not have died from.

Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report

Oct 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 2,726 Views 6 Comments

The National Cancer Screening Service has raised concerns about the low proportion of women aged over 50 who have availed of free screenings for cervical cancer.