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Warrior Vicky Phelan shares 'emotional' update and reveals she is unsure about starting new treatment

"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."

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Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan has revealed she has been an 'emotional basket case' as she agonises over whether or not to begin a new clinical trial.

The CervicalCheck campaigner returned to Ireland in July after spending six months in America for medical treatment.

The mum-of-two had been undergoing a clinical trial in Maryland since January in an attempt to shrink her tumours and prolong her life.

Having travelled back to the States, the devoted mum has shared a video update with her supporters.

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

"Anyway, I felt that today was the day to record an update for you all. I know how much it means to do many of you and your support means so much to me over here so here you go....

"The main points from my almost 6 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...

"I have not yet made a decision about what treatment plan I am going to go on next. My gut is telling me NOT to start the new clinical trial at 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.

"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.

THANK YOU ALL for your continued support."

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