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#Cervical Cancer

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,627 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 41,893 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 18 January, 2021

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 28,457 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
# Level 5 Restrictions
# Level 5 Restrictions

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments

Jan 7th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,225 Views 10 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 10 December, 2020

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
# Noirin Russell
# Noirin Russell

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 6,970 Views 7 Comments

Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 20 July, 2020

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,185 Views 14 Comments

CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,711 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 19 March, 2020

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey

Mar 19th 2020, 12:06 PM 23,054 Views 30 Comments

The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,965 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 8 December, 2019

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

Dec 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,858 Views 2 Comments

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
# Remuneration
# Remuneration

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,488 Views 6 Comments

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Aug 27th 2019, 4:02 PM 8,584 Views 65 Comments

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer
# HPV
# HPV

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,072 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Aug 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,779 Views 55 Comments

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays
# Sharon's Story
# Sharon's Story

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

Aug 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,146 Views 15 Comments

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,662 Views 7 Comments

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.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 6:29 PM 8,940 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, the HSE says that 52 of the women who were re-tested were found to have HPV.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 14 July, 2019

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment
# Colposcopy
# Colposcopy

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

Jul 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,245 Views 13 Comments

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Jul 4th 2019, 6:28 PM 8,604 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 17 June, 2019

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

Jun 17th 2019, 2:00 PM 14,099 Views 28 Comments

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

# cervical-cancer - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,868 Views 6 Comments

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare
# RIP
# RIP

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 1:01 PM 27,519 Views 9 Comments

Laura Brennan will be laid to rest following the service in Ennis Cathedral this afternoon.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy
# Thank You Laura
From The Daily Edge
# Thank You Laura

Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy

Mar 21st 2019, 11:32 AM 3,477 Views 0 Comments

The HPV vaccine campaigner passed away this week.

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others
# Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

Mar 21st 2019, 6:25 AM 21,312 Views 14 Comments

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:42 PM 102,764 Views 47 Comments

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,803 Views 19 Comments

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,141 Views 10 Comments

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,868 Views 20 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,311 Views 9 Comments

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# cervical-cancer - Thursday 24 January, 2019

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog

Jan 24th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,636 Views 18 Comments

The smear-test samples expired after there was a delay in transferring the samples to a slide within the six-week timeframe.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:45 PM 11,595 Views 31 Comments

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

# cervical-cancer - Saturday 19 January, 2019

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
# Orla Church
# Orla Church

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Jan 19th 2019, 7:42 PM 30,660 Views 0 Comments

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,845 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results
# State Papers 1988
# State Papers 1988

Concerns were raised by women in 1986 over waiting times for cervical smear tests results

Dec 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,385 Views 0 Comments

19 women wrote to the then-Minister for Women’s Affairs and Family Law about the issue, State Papers reveal.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,276 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

# cervical-cancer - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,872 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# cervical-cancer - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
# Urgent Need
# Urgent Need

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,852 Views 20 Comments

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

# cervical-cancer - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
# Pembro
# Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 16,914 Views 9 Comments

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# cervical-cancer - Monday 12 November, 2018

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong
# Open Disclosure
# Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

Nov 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,915 Views 10 Comments

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervical-cancer - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,724 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

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