Funeral of Roscommon cancer campaigner to take place later

The funeral takes place this afternoon of Roscommon cancer campaigner Tracey Brennan.

The Four-Mile-House woman passed away on Friday, after a two year battle with cervical cancer.

She was among a number of women, including Vicky Phelan, who had launched a public campaign to lobby the government for access to the expensive ‘Pembro’ drug.

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She was diagnosed in 2017, and was treated initially but suffered a relapse in 2018.

She had begun treatment with Pembro earlier this year but died on Friday in Galway.

Vicky Phelan tweeted last night to say she was “utterly heartbroken” to hear of the mother of one’s death and paid tribute to fellow cervical cancer warrior and campaigner.

Tracey will be laid to rest in Ballinderry cemetery following 12 o’clock mass in St Patrick’s Church Cloverhill.