CervicalCheck controversy update from the Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is determined to do everything they can to help everyone affected by the recent CervicalCheck scandal. They have put together information that might help answer any worries and questions you have in relation to the scandal HERE.

Over the past week, the nurses on the Irish Cancer Society’s freephone Nurseline have been providing one-to-one information and advice to women worried about their smear tests. Their specially-trained cancer nurses are listening to women’s concerns, addressing their fears and helping them make choices about what to do next.

The Irish Cancer Society have also made emergency funding available so any woman directly affected by the CervicalCheck controversy can have free counselling in their own community.

Funds will be made available for an additional 500 counselling sessions in 25 Irish Cancer Society-affiliated Support Centres across the country. The Society has taken the step in response to the significant increase in the numbers of women seeking advice and support from the charity around CervicalCheck and their smear test results.

The announcement brings to 8,000 the number of free counselling sessions for people affected by cancer which the Irish Cancer Society will provide funding for in 2018.

In the video below the Irish Cancer Society Nurseline manager Naomi Fitzgibbon responds to some of the most common questions being asked in the wake of the cervical cancer controversy.

If you have any concerns about cervical cancer, please don’t hesitate to contact the Irish Cancer Society’s freephone Nurseline on 1800 200 700 for confidential advice and support. The Nurseline is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm. The Irish Cancer Society also have 13 Daffodil Centres in hospitals nationwide which can also offer support.

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