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# Cervical Cancer

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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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” .
# orla church
CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.
# 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.
# 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.
# Cancer
Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
'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.
# 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.
# public consultation
Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views
The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.
# cervical check
Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system
Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.
# cervical check
'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.
# 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.
# smear tests
Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'
The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.
# get checked
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.
# 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.
'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.
# 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.
# smear tests
HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
The previous figure was 17 women.
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.
# CervicalCheck
'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’.
# Cervical Cancer
'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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.