Tracey Brennan

  • Tributes are being paid to a Roscommon woman who campaigned for equal access to a new drug for women suffering from cervical cancer.

    Tracey Brennan from Four Mile House and formerly of Clover Hill, Roscommon, was battling stage four cancer and passed away at Galway University Hospital on Friday.

    The mother of one was diagnosed with Stage 2 cervical cancer in 2017 following a smear test.

    She underwent treatment but suffered a relapse in April 2018.

    Ms Brennan campaigned alongside fellow cancer sufferers Vicky Phelan and Aine Morgan for the Pembrolizumab drug to be introduced for all Irish cervical cancer patients where tests indicated it would work.

    Her funeral Mass is underway this lunchtime in Cloverhill, Roscommon with burial afterwards in Ballinderry Cemetery.

    She's survived by her husband Aidan, son Evan, parents Pauline and MJ O'Hara, sisters, brothers and extended family.

    Campaigner Vickkey Phelan is among those who have paid tributes to her, as a friend, fellow cervical cancer warrior and campaigner.