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# lung-cancer - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis

Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# lung-cancer - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

# lung-cancer - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer Lung Cancer Awareness This post contains videos

'All of a sudden she has a mass on her left lung': Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer

He was speaking as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign.

# lung-cancer - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

# lung-cancer - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

# lung-cancer - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam' What You Play For

'I'm aware that she's not there. It's just the habit of after games I have to ring my Mam'

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Gemma O’Connor speaks to The42 about the loss of her mother and her All-Ireland winning 2017 with Cork camogie.

# lung-cancer - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise Ageing Population This post contains videos

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

# lung-cancer - Monday 12 June, 2017

'I was a firefighter at the time so I had an idea of what the body was doing to me. It was telling me to cop on'

64-year-old Rory Mooney has had to face cancer twice. Like many men, he was reluctant to get his symptoms checked.

# lung-cancer - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Warning to locals as high rates of cancer-causing radioactive gas discovered in Galway

Up to 250 radon-related lung cancer cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year.

# lung-cancer - Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute Respect

Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute

The Dutch legend died on Thursday from lung cancer at the age of 68.

# lung-cancer - Friday 11 March, 2016

Woman receives payout of €60,000 from HSE over husband's death

The case was for medical negligence and a breach of duty of care.

# lung-cancer - Monday 14 December, 2015

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Who said that? Don't be shocked by coughing and talking bus shelters

It’s part of a campaign to raise awareness of the key signs of lung cancer.

# lung-cancer - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# lung-cancer - Sunday 18 January, 2015

'I miss that bit of lung they took away - not badly, mind you'

Frank Cox got lung cancer at the same age his dad died from it.

# lung-cancer - Monday 15 September, 2014

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers

A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.

# lung-cancer - Monday 12 May, 2014

Lung cancer is being diagnosed faster, but remains Ireland's most fatal cancer

The disease accounts for about 20 per cent of cancer deaths in Ireland.

# lung-cancer - Monday 3 March, 2014

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died RIP

Gerry Collins, who appeared in hard-hitting anti-smoking ads, has died

The 57-year-old father-of-three was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last year.

# lung-cancer - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside Cancer

Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside

Laurie Kilmartin’s father is dying from lung cancer.

# lung-cancer - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we've got

How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# lung-cancer - Thursday 23 January, 2014

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Simple blood test can diagnose lung and other cancers

Compounds that appear to be new screening markers were identified in the US study.

# lung-cancer - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Cancer is a subject still cloaked in darkness – we're trying to lighten the conversation

Talking about cancer is never fun, but we’re trying to make it easier. The Irish Cancer Society’s upcoming Colour Dash will try to bring some colour and vibrancy to the cancer cause, writes helpline nurse Naomi Fitzgibbon.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings

Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Irish study reveals role of genetic mutations in lung cancer treatment

The research will give a better understanding of how patients respond to a combination of treatments and will hopefully make lung cancer controllable in the future.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pilot study says dogs can sniff out lung cancer

The results of the study were so encouraging that a two year study, ten times larger will now take place.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants

Kevin Curran raised the money by driving his vintage tractor Betsy across America’s Route 66 in memory of his wife.

# lung-cancer - Friday 24 August, 2012

US court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

The government can’t force tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packets.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer

The World Health Organisation has said that diesel exhaust fumes are more carcinogenic than second-hand smoke

# lung-cancer - Friday 23 March, 2012

Tobacco has killed 50 million people in the past decade - report

Tobacco-related illnesses will cause the deaths of one billion people in the next century if trends continue, the Tobacco Atlas has revealed.

# lung-cancer - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Irish scientists make ‘important discovery’ on lung cancer

The findings could lead to new treatments for the potentially deadly condition, according to researchers.

# lung-cancer - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Graphic photographs to be placed on cigarette packets

Minister for Health James Reilly has said that he hopes the images, which show the negative health impacts associated with smoking, will ‘shock’ people into thinking about the impact of smoking.

# lung-cancer - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Ireland's breast cancer mortality among highest in OECD

A new OECD report on worldwide health standards shows that Ireland has the third-highest mortality rate of 34 developed countries.

# lung-cancer - Friday 25 November, 2011

Radon gas contamination to be tackled by expert group

Hundreds of homes around Ireland are believed to contain unsafe levels of radon, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.

# lung-cancer - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Dangerous quantities of carcinogenic gas detected in Kerry home

The house in Castleisland contains radon levels 185 times greater than the safe limit – one of the highest concentrations ever found in Europe.

# lung-cancer - Monday 13 June, 2011

HSE warns that half of all smokers will die for their habit

Between one and two billion euro is spent every year treating tobacco-related illnesses. The HSE has launched a new campaign to help smokers to quit.

# lung-cancer - Friday 8 April, 2011

Australia to take 'every last bit of glamour' out of smoking

Brands and colour to be removed from cigarette boxes, but the tobacco industry says it will fight ‘tooth and nail’.

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