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# cancer screening

This year
'Exponential rise' in number of legal cases being taken against CervicalCheck, says WHO report
The report said that the programme could be rendered financially unsustainable due to the number of claims being taken against it.
Last year
Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
In short, screening every three years with cytology is as effective as screening every five years with HPV.
All time
Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening
Women aged over 50 and the LGBT+ community among those less likely to attend cervical screening, studies have found.
Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.
Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.
CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.
Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.
Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case
Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.
Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI
The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.
CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.
Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'
The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.
Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment
“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”
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.
Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"
Experts say that in some cases, women are diagnosed with tumours that would have remained undetected for the rest of their lives and which they would not have died from.
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.