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#Smear Test

# smear-test - 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

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

# smear-test - Saturday 9 February, 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.

# smear-test - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test Smear Test

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.

# smear-test - Thursday 24 January, 2019

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.

# smear-test - Monday 14 January, 2019

'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.

# smear-test - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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.

# smear-test - Monday 8 October, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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.

# smear-test - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

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-test - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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.

# smear-test - Friday 18 May, 2018

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.

# smear-test - Monday 14 May, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Friday 11 May, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Friday 4 May, 2018

'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.

# smear-test - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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 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-test - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

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?

# smear-test - Friday 27 April, 2018

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.

# smear-test - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'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.

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

# smear-test - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests Smear Test

# smear-test - Monday 5 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test Cervical Check

16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test

The only scary part is the awkward small talk.

# smear-test - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

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.

# smear-test - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

# smear-test - Monday 20 January, 2014

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.

# smear-test - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result

The Dublin Well Woman Centre is now calling for extra efforts to ensure poorer women continue to access screening under the National Cervical Screening Programme.

# smear-test - Monday 23 January, 2012

Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins

Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.

# smear-test - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses

A free nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer led to 100 women being diagnosed in its first year.