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# Cervical Cancer

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# CervicalCheck
'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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Top Job
HSE's Tony O'Brien to take temporary leave of absence from board of US contraceptive firm
O’Brien is leaving the HSE in August.
# 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”.
# 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.
# screening
How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?
This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.
# 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.
# 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.
# CervicalCheck
'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.”
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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%.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# misinformed
Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.
# Cervical Cancer
'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments
When asked about the issue, Minister Simon Harris said too much time had been given to the bishop’s HPV vaccine comments.
# Gardasil
FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, republishes this Factcheck.
'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'
The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.
# vaccine controversy
'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.
# hpv controversy
Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments
Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.
# calls to resign
Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.
# protect our future
'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back
Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.
Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.
# On the rise
The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried
Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.
# vaccinations at school
Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme
The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.
# Cancer
'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women
A heartbreaking US documentary ‘Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic’ premiered in Dublin last night.