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# Cervical Cancer

Last month
December 2022
# cancer free
Majority of countries to miss targets for decreasing cervical cancer
Ireland had a 3% increase in cervical cancer between 1988 and 2017, one of the highest in the world.
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach apologises to Stephen Teap in wake of CervicalCheck settlement
Micheál Martin said there was “no defence” for what happened with the CervicalCheck controversy.
# Cervical Cancer
Stephen Teap hits out at 'politicians who failed to listen' as he settles HSE CervicalCheck case
Irene Teap, a 35-year-old mother of two young boys, died of cancer in July 2017.
Irene Teap, a 35-year-old mother of two young boys, died of cancer in July 2017.
Stephen Teap today said the "blood of my wife" is on the Government's hands.
CervicalCheck review highlights patients' ongoing fight for justice
PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'
Last year
2022
# 221+
Clinicians 'refuse to treat women' associated with cervial cancer patient advocate group
One woman described being “treated like a leper” after she was questioned by a clinician about any association with the 221+ group.
# RIP
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
The 48-year-old cervical cancer campaigner died in the early hours of this morning.
# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
“Every woman needs a voice that will help them challenge the system,” Phelan once wrote.
# tributes
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was “a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity”.
Vicky died in the early hours of this morning in Limerick, surrounded by her family
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was "a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity"
President Michael D Higgins said the campaigner "made an enormous contribution to Irish society"
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
# CervicalCheck
Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?
How do the public feel about the programme, and what’s being done to win trust back?
# CervicalCheck
Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.
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# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.
# HPV vaccine
Cervarix HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by almost 90%, new study says
The study’s authors said they hope the result encourage more people to get the jab
# CervicalCheck
Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening
Women aged over 50 and the LGBT+ community among those less likely to attend cervical screening, studies have found.
# eileen rushe
Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
The 35-year-old mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.
# Cervical Cancer
CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.
# Rocky
'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle
Jenny Higgins has paid tribute to her team-mate for her bravery in speaking openly about her diagnosis.
# smear tests
'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
“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.
# CervicalCheck
'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.
# CervicalCheck
Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.
# Level 5 restrictions
Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
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.
# Noirin Russell
CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.
# CervicalCheck
'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.
# Cervical Cancer
Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
# CervicalCheck
HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.
# CervicalCheck
Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.
# 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?
# Remuneration
Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# thank you laura
Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy
The HPV vaccine campaigner passed away this week.
# 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.
# 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.