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.
Who is at risk of Cervical Cancer?
The risk of cervical cancer can be reduced by:
regular smear tests
discussing any concerns or symptoms such as irregular vaginal bleeding, spotting or discharge with a doctor
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
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:
Pain and bleeding after sex
Unusual vaginal discharge
Bleeding between periods
Changes in menstrual cycle
Consequence of Late or Misdiagnosed Cervical Cancer
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:
more invasive surgery
Claiming on Behalf of a Loved One
If a loved one has died because of a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, we can guide you through the legal process to:
provide representation at Coroner’s Inquest
getting answers from those responsible
recover compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering
recover compensation for financial losses due to your loved one’s death.
You might be able to claim if you’re the spouse or child of the person who has died. We can also help you make a claim if you’re the parent of a child under 18 who has passed due to a delay in diagnosis of cancer.
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