June 6, 2020
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Kilkenny women urged to check for signs and symptoms of cervical cancer

KILKENNY women have been urged to look out for the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer in the wake of the tragic death of inspirational local woman Alice Taylor.

Alice (26) tragically lost her fight against cervical cancer after she passed away last Friday in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.

Tributes have poured in for the brave Ballycallan woman since news of her death emerged.

Alice was extremely well-known and liked in Kilkenny, where she worked as a social worker at the SOS Centre in the city helping adults with disabilities. She later had to move to Dublin to undergo extensive medical treatment.

Leading cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan, who is from Mooncoin, said of her fellow Kilkenny woman: “Reading about Alice’s death has floored me … She was far too young to die.”

Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny has appealed to women to check for early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.

It said on social media: “Unfortunately we have been hearing lots about Cervical Cancer in the media in recent times and for all the wrong reasons. Following on from #EuropeanCervicalCancerWeek we’d like to reiterate the signs and symptoms of Cervical Cancer.

“The symptoms of cervical cancer include: abnormal vaginal bleeding (for example, bleeding in between your periods, after sex or after the menopause); fatigue, weight loss or loss of appetite; vaginal discomfort or odorous discharge; discomfort or pain in your pelvis.”

Alice is survived by her loving partner David and family, parents Martin and Wendy and her brothers James and William.

Alice will repose at her home in Ballycallan today from 4pm, with rosary and vigil prayers at 7pm. She will be removed tomorrow morning to St Brigid’s Church for requiem mass at 11am, with funeral afterwards at Mount Jerome Crematorium.

Her family has requested that any donations be made to St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar, Dublin, where Alice received medical treatment and care.

*For more information about cervical cancer, visit the Irish Cancer Society website on: https://www.cancer.ie/reduce-your-risk/health-education/cancer-awareness-campaigns/cervical-cancer-awareness

 

 

 

From Aut Even Hospital Kilkenny

Unfortunately we have been hearing lots about Cervical Cancer in the media in recent times and for all the wrong reasons. Following on from #EuropeanCervicalCancerPreventionWeek we’d like to reiterate the signs and symptoms of Cervical Cancer.

The symptoms of cervical cancer include:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding (for example, bleeding in between your periods, after sex or after the menopause). Fatigue, weight loss or loss of appetite. Vaginal discomfort or odorous discharge. Discomfort or pain in your pelvis.

To read more about #CervicalCancer, the Irish Cancer Society, as always, has great information available on its website. https://www.cancer.ie/…/cancer-a…/cervical-cancer-awareness…

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A COUNTY Kilkenny community has been plunged into mourning following the news that an inspirational and hugely popular young local woman has lost her brave battle with cervical cancer.

Alice Taylor (26) from Ballycallan passed away on Friday at St Anne’s Ward in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.

Alice had just started a new immunotherapy drug Pembro last year and was waiting for the results to see if it was helping. She had also planned to try a clinical trial in the US or UK.

Alice’s funeral will be held at St Brigid’s Church in Ballycallan tomorrow evening.

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Leading cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan, who is from Mooncoin, said of her fellow Kilkenny woman: “Reading about Alice’s death has floored me … She was far too young to die.”

Alice was extremely well-known and liked in Kilkenny, where she worked as a social worker at the SOS Centre in the city helping adults with disabilities.

However, she later had to move to Dublin to undergo extensive medical treatment.

Poignantly, Alice previously spoke about how she felt she was doing well during her chemotherapy, but was annoyed her diagnosis took so long.

“I had absolutely no idea that I had anything wrong with me especially not cancer – I felt so normal – I still feel so normal on most days!

“It’s hard to accept that you have ‘terminal’ cancer when your mind and body feel so normal. I was slightly annoyed that it had gotten to this stage without being picked up before now but I suppose I had no symptoms and wasn’t offered a smear test until it was too late,” she said in an interview with the Irish Sun.

Taylor (Michael’s Church, Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny (R95 V0 V2) 25th January 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, in the loving care of her family and the staff at St. Anne’s Ward, Alice, beloved daughter of Martin and Wendy and dear sister of James and William, sadly missed by her loving family, her partner David and the O’Dea family, grannies Maura (Jamieson) and Irene (Taylor), aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

 

 

 

 

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