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# Lung Cancer

Last year
Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities
Rachel Morrogh says Ireland must keep pace with other countries and examines how lung screening can be introduced here.
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# smoking age
Three-quarters of people want legal age to buy tobacco raised to 21, poll shows
A total of 73% of the people surveyed are in favour of raising the age for the sale of cigarettes from 18 to 21
Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
EcoEye producer Marcus Stewart explains how some straightforward policy moves can bring deaths from the radioactive gas under control.
# Cancer
'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis
Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.
# Breathing
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.
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 awareness
'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.
# Health
'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.
# Nivolumab
'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.
# Toxic
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.
# 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.
# ageing population
'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.
# men's health week
'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.
# hotspot
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.
# Respect
Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute
The Dutch legend died on Thursday from lung cancer at the age of 68.
# Medical Negligence
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.
# Progress
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.
# Cough Cough
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.
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.
# Cancer
'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.
# Breakthrough
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
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.
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.
# Cancer
Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside
Laurie Kilmartin’s father is dying from lung cancer.
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.
# thank you for not smoking
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.
# Cancer
Simple blood test can diagnose lung and other cancers
Compounds that appear to be new screening markers were identified in the US study.
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.
# risk factor
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.
# Smoking
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
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.
# Cancer
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.
# Charity
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.
# Cigarettes
US court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings
The government can’t force tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packets.
# Cancer
World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer
The World Health Organisation has said that diesel exhaust fumes are more carcinogenic than second-hand smoke
# Smoking
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.
# Cancer
Irish scientists make ‘important discovery’ on lung cancer
The findings could lead to new treatments for the potentially deadly condition, according to researchers.
# Smoking
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.
# Health
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.
# Radon
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.