In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 8
In this fourth part of Vicky’s personal story, she tells how she researched her clinical trial options, her resistance to palliative chemotherapy, her fight to access Pembrolizumab back in early 2018 and how she struggled through the week of her trial despite terrible pain and rapidly growing tumours. She also describes the process of receiving Pembrolizumab, the immunotherapy drug that extended a quality of life for her over the past three years.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 7
In Episode 7, Vicky describes how it felt to learn that her cancer was back in late 2017, how she reacted to the news that she had just 12 to 18 months left to live and how she set about researching treatment options as opposed to the palliative care she was being offered in University Hospital Limerick.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 6
In this episode, Vicky explains the process and effects of brachytherapy, an internal radiation treatment that tries to eliminate the spread of cervical cancer but results in life changing side effects. Vicky also discusses her menopause, brought on suddenly by her treatments, how she keeps focussed on staying alive for her family and brings us up to the discovery in late 2017 that her cancer was back and was incurable.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 5
Vicky talks about her commitment to cervical screening, being diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014 and explains what it was like going through radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the hope that her experience will be of some assistance to others embarking on a similar treatment.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 4
Cian sets out the detail of why the CervicalCheck Tribunal falls so far short of what was promised by Government and why so few can apply to it.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 3
Vicky and Cian look at the CervicalCheck Tribunal and how Stephen Donnelly seems happy to spend millions of tax euros on a Tribunal that is ‘too little and too late’ for most of the women affected by the negligence in CervicalCheck.
In conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 2
In this episode, Vicky and Cian talk about how this series came about, who it is primarily intended for and outline some of the topics to be discussed over the coming weeks.
In Conversation with Vicky Phelan – Episode 1
Cian O'Carroll talks with Vicky Phelan about their experience on exposing the cervical check scandal in Ireland.