‘A form of med­i­cal abuse’

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

Vicky Phe­lan has de­scribed what hap­pened in the cervicalcheck scan­dal as a form of ‘med­i­cal abuse’. She said that she was given six months to live and was rec­om­mended pal­lia­tive care when there was hope. She told ir­ish Mail on Sun­day this week: ‘Only for the fact that i was in a po­si­tion to go off and re­search ev­ery­thing my­self i wouldn’t be here to­day, lit­er­ally. an­other woman could have walked in, lit­er­ally get­ting the same news as me and that woman would prob­a­bly be dead. Too many peo­ple don’t ques­tion doc­tors or don’t think that there are other op­tions.’

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