Cervical Cancer is diagnosed in over 300 woman in Ireland each year. Dublin has the highest rate of cervical cancer in Ireland.
Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb). Cervical cells change slowly and take many years to develop into cancer cells. This makes this cancer a preventable disease.
The risk of cervical cancer can be reduced by:
Cervicalcheck.ie ,the national screening program, offers free smears tests to woman aged 25-60.
The aim of Cervicalcheck.ie is reduce the number of deaths by diagnosing the cancer earlier. We have acted for many women who fell outside this age bracket where cancer of the cervix was not suspected due to their age.
Cervical cancer misdiagnosis can happen when symptoms are mistaken for heavy periods or the menopause. It is vital these signs are investigated by medical staff:
We have acted in medical negligence actions for patients where diagnosis of cancer was not made at the earliest opportunity. A delay in diagnosis may result in:
If a loved one has died because of a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, we can guide you through the legal process to:
If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of missed diagnosis of cervical cancer, or any other cancer, please visit our Contact Us page or speak with Melanie Power on 061 513 055