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Cancer Care West’s support to those affected by cervical cancer crisis

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Over the past two weeks, Cancer Care West, based in the Westside, Galway has been offering information, support and counselling to women and families affected by the cervical screening crisis.

75 per cent of eligible Galway women availed of cervical screening

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Three out of four Galway women eligible for free cervical cancer screening availed of the potentially life saving service in 2014/2015, according to a new report. The county was one in which CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme reported a high uptake rate (75 per cent) among its target population of women aged 25 to 60 years. The objective of the programme for coverage over five years remains at 80 per cent.

Strong uptake of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

The Health Service Executive has published a report on the uptake rates for the 2011/2012 nationwide HPV vaccination campaign, which will help protect more than 44,000 girls from developing cervical cancer.

Early discovery the key to treating oral cancer

There are approximately 450 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed every year in the island of Ireland. This figure is comparable to cervical cancer and melanoma and it has a high morbidity rate despite advances in surgical and reconstructive techniques. There are four to five deaths for every 10 cases of oral cancer. The rates for males are three times higher than females and lifestyle plays a significant role. Smoking, alcohol, and poor diet are the major risk factors, with tobacco linked to more than 75 per cent of cases of intra oral cancer.

Five minute smear test could save your life – Mulherin

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has urged Irish women between 25 and 60 years of age to avail of a free smear test from a registered GP or women's health or family planning clinic of their choice. Deputy Mulherin’s comments come at the start of European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Awareness events are taking place nationwide.

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will take place from January 22 to 28 with events taking place all over Europe to raise awareness about cervical cancer prevention.

Galway Family Planning Clinic encourages women to have a smear test

This week is European Cervical Cancer Prevention week. Organized by the European Cervical Cancer Association, this Europe-wide event aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and the preventative value of having a regular smear test.

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week — time to get tested

This week is European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Organised by the European Cervical Cancer Association, this Europe-wide event aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and the preventative value of having a regular smear test.

New unit to cater for women requiring further investigation following smear tests

A dedicated colposcopy unit for women requiring further investigation following a cervical smear test was officially opened at University Hospital Galway at the weekend.

Girls at Kilbeggan school first to get HPV vaccine

A group of first year students at Kilbeggan Secondary School were the first in Westmeath to receive the free HPV vaccine by the HSE this week. The HPV vaccine will protect girls from developing cervical cancer when they are adults.

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