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Overcoming: a memoir

Overcoming: a memoir

Phelan, Vicky, author

When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. It would emerge that, like Vicky, 220 other women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer were not informed that a clinical audit - carried out by the national screen programme CervicalCheck - had revised their earlier, negative smear tests. Their cancers could possibly have been preventable. Here Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her legal action

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Dublin: Hachette Books Ireland, 2019
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  • Leam Lane – Earliest copy due back 10th February

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C195541660 362.19 Adult Non Fiction Due back 10th February


Statement of responsibility: Vicky Phelan with Naomi Linehan
ISBN: 152931870X, 9781529318708
Physical Description: 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: Health and Fitness.; Ovaries Cancer Patients.; Ovaries Cancer Diagnosis.; Health and Wellbeing.; Medical errors Prevention.; Phelan, Vicky Health.