She settled her High Court action against a USA laboratory for €2.5m on Wednesday.
In July of that year Ms Phelan was determined to have cervical cancer and experienced radical chemo-radiotherapy.
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Ms Phelan spoke movingly of the impact the dramatic revelations of the last week and her powerful speech outside the High Court has had on her family.
A 43-year-old woman who was given mistaken test outcomes and is now critically ill with cervical cancer has settled her High Court activity against a U.S. lab for €2.5m. "Doing so at a late stage, in the knowledge that you could have been diagnosed earlier is a harrowing experience, and it is saddening to see cancer patients on the steps of the High Court", it said.
The helpline is one of a number of measures announced amid concerns over Cervical Check. Combined with the HPV vaccine, there is an opportunity to all but eradicate cervical cancer in the decades ahead. "This will further reduce the risk of cervical cancer and improve identification of the risk of cervical cell abnormalities", the charity said.
Terminally ill Vicky Phelan settled a case yesterday after being wrongly informed she had the all clear and after it taking 3 years for an audit of her test to be passed on to her. This represents a breakdown in communication.
Prof Shepherd was also asked about correspondence between Cervical Check and doctors treating Ms Phelan and other women which appear to show a difference of opinion about who should inform the patients of the mistakes that had been uncovered.
He joins the likes of Simon Harris who supports repeal.