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18/09/2021

Kilkenny campaigner Vicky Phelan shares update on her health and treatment

Kilkenny campaigner Vicky Phelan shares health and treatment update

Vicky Phelan

National women's health campaigner and South Kilkenny native Vicky Phelan has shared an emotional video to update followers about her health and treatment.

"To all my followers, my sincere apologies for not posting a video update in so very long. I've been an emotional basket case since I left to go home at the beginning of July," Vicky writes.

"The main points from my almost six minute long spiel are that my scan results were actually quite good considering that I have had NO treatment for 2 months. I have NO new tumours and only a small increase in one of my existing tumours.

"Unfortunately, it is in the large tumour mass and not one of the smaller tumours."

Phelan has not yet made a decision about what treatment plan she is going to go on next and briefed followers on her feelings about the options available.

"My gut is telling me NOT to start the new clinical trial at National Institutes of Health (NIH) for lots of reasons - it's a Phase 1 trial so has not been tested on humans, there are currently NO other patients enrolled so I would be the first patient AND I don't want to stay here for another 6 months away from my kids," she notes.

"I am looking at a couple of other options before I make my mind up. I will post another update once I have made a decision."

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