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# Smear Test

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'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.
'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.
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.
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.
‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.
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?
Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.
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.
CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.
CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab
“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.
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.
Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'
“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.
Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test
Don’t worry! It’s really not as bad as you think.
Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week
The health minister knew about the retests in December while the HSE were informed a month earlier.
'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.
Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.
'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna
Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.
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.
Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.
'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.
CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.
Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.
'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.
'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them
Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.
Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'
A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.
'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.
'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.
There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.
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.
'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.”
Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?
CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews
Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.
More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention
An ‘urgent’ review of the CervicalCheck programme will be undertaken.
'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.
'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.
A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests
This is amazing.
16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test
The only scary part is the awkward small talk.
Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer
Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.
Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
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.
Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014
European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.