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Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan dies

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan dies

At the age of 48, cervical cancer advocate Vicky Phelan passed away.

She passed away at Limerick’s Milford Hospice in the wee hours of today morning.

Cervical cancer was identified in Ms. Phelan in 2014.

She and Clinical Pathology Labs US reached a settlement in a High Court case in April 2018 for €2.5 million without admitting fault.

Vicky Phelan

Before receiving her diagnosis three years later, she had a smear test performed in 2011 that revealed no abnormalities.

The initial smear check result was incorrect, according to an internal CervicalCheck audit.

She frequently travelled to the US for medical care.

The Scally Independent investigation and 2018 report regarding the controversy were the result of her campaigning.

The 221+ support group was founded as a result, and the State apologized.

She was selected one of the BBC’s 100 women in 2018 and published a book in 2019 called Overcoming, which was named the An Post Book of the Year.

Vicky, a documentary on her life, recently aired.

Ms. Phelan, who was born in 1974 in Waterford and now resides in Limerick, has always worked in the field of education.

The Scally Independent investigation and 2018 report regarding the controversy were the result of her campaigning.

The 221+ support group was founded as a result, and the State apologized.

She was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 women in 2018 and published a book in 2019 called Overcoming, which was named the Post Book of the Year.

Vicky, a documentary on her life, recently aired.

Ms. Phelan, who was born in 1974 in Waterford and now resides in Limerick, has always worked in the field of education.

She will be remembered for having a significant impact on Irish healthcare and transforming it into one that is much more patient, sensitive, and respectful, said Dr. Scally.

Vicky Phelan pioneered patient advocacy by pushing the envelope.

People might not have known about the CervicalCheck affair without Vicky Phelan.

One of the primary terms of her April 2018 High Court settlement was that she would not consent to a secrecy restriction.

Vicky Phelan challenged the status quo and pushed the limits of patient advocacy.

She will be remembered as a courageous woman who risked her life to defend the truth.

Her legacy will hopefully lead to an improved national cervical cancer screening program for Irish women.

source:summarybio.com