Hope for women across Ireland: Cervical cancer patient Vicky Phelan reveals that her tumours have significantly shrunk – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

Hope for women across Ireland: Cervical cancer patient Vicky Phelan reveals that her tumours have significantly shrunk

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Vicky Phelan has revealed that her tumours have shrunken in a radio interview that could provide hope to thousands of women.

Ms Phelan who came to the attention of the nation after she uncovered that she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer after receiving false negative result from CervicalCheck.

The mother of two who has become an inspiration to women affected by the recent scandal, revealed her recent results during an interview on RTÉ Radio’s Ray Darcy Show. 

Ms Phelan who bravely shared her story following a high court case, told the programme that she is delighted that her recent treatment has been positive.

The Limerick woman told the programme that she was given just three doses of a chemotherapy drug, Pembrolizumab, and it already has been effective.

Ms Phelan said her doctor gave her the results following a recent CT scan.

It is hoped that Ms Phelan’s result will help doctors who have been campaigning for Pembrolizumab to be used for cervical cancer treatment here.

Although the drug has been licenced since 2014, patients have been unable to recieve the drug as not particularly licensed for the treatment of Cervical cancer.

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