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#Cervical Cancer

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

May 3rd 2018, 11:54 AM 11,472 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

May 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 26,391 Views 7 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?
# Screening
# Screening

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

May 2nd 2018, 6:57 PM 16,969 Views 16 Comments

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,804 Views 25 Comments

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.

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

May 2nd 2018, 12:47 PM 13,028 Views 36 Comments

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 23,056 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

May 1st 2018, 10:25 PM 28,591 Views 69 Comments

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'

May 1st 2018, 6:29 PM 23,683 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach said he could not rule out a commission of investigation into the controversy in the future.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck
# Cancer Scandal
# Cancer Scandal

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Apr 30th 2018, 11:35 PM 8,264 Views 18 Comments

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment
# Cancer Drug
# Cancer Drug

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Apr 30th 2018, 4:45 PM 31,503 Views 50 Comments

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

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Concerns raised about outsourced smear tests being 'sub-standard' 10 years ago

Apr 30th 2018, 10:31 AM 12,459 Views 7 Comments

Doctor David Gibbons estimated that 1,000 cases could be missed a year because of mismatched testing systems being used.

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next

Apr 30th 2018, 9:01 AM 36,661 Views 14 Comments

The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,350 Views 37 Comments

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.

Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors
# Screening Shambles
# Screening Shambles

Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors

Apr 26th 2018, 9:35 AM 29,820 Views 41 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused shockwaves.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Apr 25th 2018, 6:24 PM 20,126 Views 28 Comments

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

# cervical-cancer - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'

Apr 14th 2018, 2:01 PM 41,796 Views 47 Comments

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 - Sunday 25 March, 2018

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Mar 25th 2018, 1:30 PM 22,353 Views 31 Comments

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

Mar 22nd 2018, 11:55 AM 32,661 Views 122 Comments

The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'You don't want to have to look at your mother's face when you tell her that you've cancer'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'You don't want to have to look at your mother's face when you tell her that you've cancer'

Feb 11th 2018, 10:03 AM 33,712 Views 3 Comments

Newly appointed Cork GAA chairperson Tracey Kennedy speaks to The42 about her experience with cervical cancer and her new role in the county board.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 12 January, 2018

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

Jan 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,608 Views 85 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 2 October, 2017

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
# Misinformed
# Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Oct 2nd 2017, 12:40 PM 25,046 Views 65 Comments

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments

Oct 1st 2017, 4:29 PM 27,538 Views 117 Comments

When asked about the issue, Minister Simon Harris said too much time had been given to the bishop’s HPV vaccine comments.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 29 September, 2017

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Sep 29th 2017, 6:00 AM 27,029 Views 106 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Sep 6th 2017, 5:15 PM 154,992 Views 260 Comments

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

Sep 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,855 Views 142 Comments

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
# Vaccine Controversy
# Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

Sep 5th 2017, 7:05 AM 20,353 Views 96 Comments

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 4 September, 2017

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments
# Hpv Controversy
# Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Sep 4th 2017, 5:50 PM 32,473 Views 269 Comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
# Calls To Resign
# Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

Sep 3rd 2017, 1:10 PM 20,895 Views 190 Comments

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back
# Protect Our Future
# Protect Our Future

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Aug 30th 2017, 3:39 PM 32,236 Views 185 Comments

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
# HPV
# HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

May 29th 2017, 3:11 PM 18,083 Views 7 Comments

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 22 May, 2017

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

May 22nd 2017, 10:31 AM 13,478 Views 185 Comments

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 21 April, 2017

Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme
# Vaccinations At School
# Vaccinations At School

Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme

Apr 21st 2017, 3:06 PM 23,617 Views 93 Comments

The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 31 March, 2017

'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women
# Cancer
# Cancer

'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women

Mar 31st 2017, 12:07 AM 60,899 Views 84 Comments

A heartbreaking US documentary ‘Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic’ premiered in Dublin last night.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 27 January, 2017

As HPV-linked cancers increase, should boys get the HPV vaccine?
# Head And Neck
# Head And Neck

As HPV-linked cancers increase, should boys get the HPV vaccine?

Jan 27th 2017, 12:03 AM 16,495 Views 54 Comments

The HPV vaccine can prevent men from contracting genital warts and a number of HPV-associated cancers – but in Ireland it is only offered for free to girls.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 13 January, 2017

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine
# Parental Guidance
# Parental Guidance

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine

Jan 13th 2017, 7:10 PM 23,954 Views 51 Comments

The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 11 November, 2016

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD

Nov 11th 2016, 11:51 AM 16,124 Views 54 Comments

5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine

Jun 22nd 2016, 5:15 PM 16,864 Views 58 Comments

The vaccine, Gardasil, has been criticised by some parent groups.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 1 September, 2014

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Sep 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 11,358 Views 44 Comments

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 22 August, 2014

The 'Camel Toe Challenge' is going viral, but here's what you need to know
# Bogus
From The Daily Edge
# Bogus

The 'Camel Toe Challenge' is going viral, but here's what you need to know

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:34 AM 165,277 Views 9 Comments

It’s fake. Fake fake fake.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 6 June, 2014

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 1,716 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.