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#Cervical Cancer

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,865 Views 10 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results
# State Papers 1988
# State Papers 1988

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

Dec 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,404 Views 0 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,449 Views 12 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 7 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,880 Views 33 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,927 Views 20 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 17,012 Views 9 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 12 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,941 Views 10 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,768 Views 53 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Oct 16th 2018, 2:10 PM 6,941 Views 12 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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 10,128 Views 17 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 5:34 PM 8,430 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,046 Views 0 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,935 Views 18 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 11th 2018, 8:38 AM 19,279 Views 31 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Friday 7 September, 2018

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed
# Scally Report
# Scally Report

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed

Sep 7th 2018, 10:11 PM 11,773 Views 35 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Monday 3 September, 2018

'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
# 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'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,530 Views 129 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 26 July, 2018

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

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

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,102 Views 0 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views

Jul 24th 2018, 9:57 AM 18,303 Views 118 Comments

The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 15 June, 2018

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system

Jun 15th 2018, 4:24 PM 17,163 Views 10 Comments

Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking

Jun 14th 2018, 3:54 PM 92,136 Views 49 Comments

Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate

Jun 6th 2018, 11:49 AM 18,974 Views 16 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 31 May, 2018

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

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

May 31st 2018, 9:42 PM 17,201 Views 0 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Friday 18 May, 2018

Rozanna Purcell has opened up on her Instagram about catching pre cancerous cells after a smear test
# Get Checked
From The Daily Edge
# Get Checked

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

May 18th 2018, 4:57 PM 5,207 Views 0 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases

May 17th 2018, 3:41 PM 7,030 Views 11 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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

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

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,839 Views 38 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

May 15th 2018, 5:16 PM 12,794 Views 21 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Monday 14 May, 2018

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

May 14th 2018, 9:05 PM 18,780 Views 30 Comments

The previous figure was 17 women.

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

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

May 14th 2018, 1:27 PM 19,345 Views 12 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Friday 11 May, 2018

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

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

May 11th 2018, 12:08 PM 62,903 Views 74 Comments

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

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

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

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,998 Views 71 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 10 May, 2018

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

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

May 10th 2018, 9:34 PM 59,113 Views 163 Comments

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

'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
# 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

May 10th 2018, 7:33 PM 39,216 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,646 Views 60 Comments

“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.

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

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

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,245 Views 91 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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

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

May 8th 2018, 7:17 PM 50,361 Views 24 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Monday 7 May, 2018

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

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

May 7th 2018, 8:25 PM 12,839 Views 39 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Friday 4 May, 2018

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

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

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,313 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

May 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,004 Views 89 Comments

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

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

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

May 4th 2018, 5:16 PM 22,583 Views 52 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 3 May, 2018

HSE's Tony O'Brien to take temporary leave of absence from board of US contraceptive firm
# Top Job
# Top Job

HSE's Tony O'Brien to take temporary leave of absence from board of US contraceptive firm

May 3rd 2018, 12:58 PM 19,200 Views 73 Comments

O’Brien is leaving the HSE in August.