Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were given incorrect test results highlighted in the independent review of the CervicalCheck programme undertaken by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
A Cork woman who is suing the HSE and two laboratories claiming there was a delay in her cervical cancer diagnosis is to be given key documents relating to reviews and audits of three previous smear tests.
The ethical justification for a rule requiring a cytologist, who is examining a slide in the course of screening for cervical cancer, to have full confidence that cells on that slide are neither cancerous nor potentially cancerous before reporting the cells as negative for disease, is the paramount importance of protecting women using the cervical screening service from the disastrous — even fatal — consequences of allowing the presence of such cancerous, or potentially cancerous, cells to go unreported.
Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap is calling on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to see if there is any way the State can step in and streamline the process under which cervical cancer victims have to take legal proceedings.
Health Minister Simon Harris says critics of his decision to offer free smear test re-checks to women last year are "playing politics" with the crisis and making "crass" claims amid growing opposition pressure over the move.
A 60-year-old widow who is seriously ill with cancer has launched a High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of her smear slides which were taken under the CervicalCheck screening programme.
A cervical cancer expert has told the High Court it was incorrect to say the cells he identified as abnormal on Ruth Morrissey’s MedLab smear slide had nothing to do with the cancer she suffered.
An Irish woman who was a "formidable warrior" for transparency in hospital care after she was left with terminal cervical cancer arising out of medical negligence in Holland has passed away at the age of just 58.