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#smear tests

# smear-tests - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

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.

# smear-tests - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Physical checks of 3,000 smear tests haven't started yet - they should have been done by June

It could be months before the slides are tested.

# smear-tests - Friday 29 June, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'

The terminally ill mother-of-five settled her case against the HSE and Quest Diagnostics.

# smear-tests - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

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

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

# smear-tests - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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

'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 - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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 - Monday 14 May, 2018

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.

# smear-tests - Thursday 10 May, 2018

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

'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.

# smear-tests - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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.

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# smear-tests - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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”.

# smear-tests - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'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.”

# smear-tests - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

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.

# smear-tests - Monday 30 April, 2018

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

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.

# smear-tests - Monday 21 January, 2013

Women over 45 'less likely to have smear tests'

The Irish Family Planning Association is this week encouraging women between 25 and 60 to go for free cervical smears.

# smear-tests - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report

The National Cancer Screening Service has raised concerns about the low proportion of women aged over 50 who have availed of free screenings for cervical cancer.

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