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Lynsey Bennett’s bravery will most likely save lives – now it’s up to the HSE to reach women like her

Mary McCarthy


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Mother-of-two Lynsey Bennett (32) is seriously ill with cervical cancer. Last week she settled a High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of cervical smear slides. Photo: Collins Courts

Mother-of-two Lynsey Bennett (32) is seriously ill with cervical cancer. Last week she settled a High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of cervical smear slides. Photo: Collins Courts

Mother-of-two Lynsey Bennett (32) is seriously ill with cervical cancer. Last week she settled a High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of cervical smear slides. Photo: Collins Courts

Watching Lynsey Bennett on The Late Late Show, it was difficult to accept this vibrant, positive, young woman could be seriously ill. It’s an incongruity sure to have prompted many women to think about cervical screening.

Lynsey’s story is heartbreaking because she was one of the very unlucky few for whom screening does not pick up their cancer: there is a small number of false negatives also with breast- and colon-cancer screening.


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