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Overcoming

by Vicky Phelan | 12 September 2019
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When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. It would emerge that, like Vicky, 220 other women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer were not informed that a clinical audit -carried out by the national screen programme CervicalCheck - had revised their earlier, negative smear tests. Their cancers could possibly have been preventable. Since then, Vicky has become women's voice for justice on the issue, and her system-changing activism has made her a household name. In her memoir Overcoming , Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her history-making legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life - and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times.
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When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. It would emerge that, like Vicky, 220 other women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer were not informed that a clinical audit -carried out by the national screen programme CervicalCheck - had revised their earlier, negative smear tests. Their cancers could possibly have been preventable. Since then, Vicky has become women's voice for justice on the issue, and her system-changing activism has made her a household name. In her memoir Overcoming , Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her history-making legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life - and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times.
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IN CONVERSATION WITH VICKY PHELAN

Join Vicky Phelan in Dublin, Cork and Limerick this September for a series of in conversation events to celebrate the release of her memoir ‘Overcoming’ – in partnership with her.ie.

Location: Clontarf Castle, Dublin 

Time & Date: 2:30pm, Sunday 15th of September

Location: Radisson Blu, Cork

Time & Date: 2:30pm, Sunday 22nd of September

Location: Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick

Time & Date: 2:30pm, Sunday 29th of September

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781529318708
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Published - 12/09/2019
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology, Book LP, Books of the Month, Autumn Reads, Adult Book Categories, Wow Reads, Best New Book Releases
No. of Pages - 320
Weight - 500
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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