Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis
Around 300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Ireland, each year. It mostly affects women in the 30 to 50 age bracket. Although the 5-year survival rate for this type of cancer is relatively high at 66%, it drops significantly when diagnosed late. As such, a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of this illness is devastating for the person affected. If you have been diagnosed with cervical cancer at a late stage, and you believe you could have been informed much earlier, you might be wondering if you have a basis to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim. You can contact our friendly and approachable team for a no-obligation and completely informal discussion about whether you have a basis to make a claim by contacting us on the freephone number on this page. Alternatively, send us a message via our online form and we will get back to you. If you are not quite ready to speak to a solicitor about your case, you may find the following links useful for helping you to understand this illness and its treatment options.
General informationBreast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Ireland, after skin cancer. It affects more than 3,300 women each year, although the numbers are increasing. You may find the following links useful for gaining a better picture of this illness and how it is treated.
- Irish Cancer Society – Cervical cancer page
- Health & Safety Executive – Overview of cervical cancer
- The Lancet – Estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer
- Marie Keating Foundation – The facts about cervical cancer
Help and supportThe following organisations provide help and support for individuals and families affected by cancer. The first link below is specifically for individuals affected by the failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme.
- 221plus.ie – CervicalCheck Support Group
- Irish Cancer Society – Managing money and financial support
- Survive and Thrive – Cancer support centres in Ireland
- The Irish Hospice Foundation – Supports for caring at home
DevelopmentsYou may find the following academic and scientific resources useful for understanding the latest developments in cervical cancer research.
- Latest research into cervical cancer
- Key Molecular Events in Cervical Cancer Development
- Current research into cervical cancer