90 lung cancer cases in Limerick each year

first_imgDesigned by rawpixel.com / FreepikMORE than 90 people in Limerick are diagnosed with lung cancer every year, with numbers expected to double over the coming decades.The Irish Cancer Society has said that recent research by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland shows that lung cancer incidence could double by 2045, with the possibility of substantial increases (up to 176 per cent) in the numbers of women being diagnosed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The organisation has launched its annual lung cancer awareness campaign in a bid to increase early detection of the disease.Aoife McNamara, information development manager with the Irish Cancer Society said: “In order to address this increase, we must concentrate now more than ever on detecting lung cancer early. When lung cancer is diagnosed at stage I or II, two-thirds of patients survive at least a year compared with just one-quarter who are diagnosed with a later stage lung cancer.“When lung cancer is diagnosed late, treatment options are limited, and survival rates remain very low.“It’s really important for everyone to know the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of getting checked out. If someone has difficulty breathing, is wheezing, or has a persistent cough, it’s really important to talk to a doctor immediately.”This January, the Irish Cancer Society is also urging people to take its free online lung health checker quiz available at www.cancer.ie/lung/checker.Anyone seeking support from the Irish Cancer Society can contact the Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700, email [email protected] or drop into one of 13 Daffodil Centres in hospitals nationwide.by Kathy [email protected] TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews NewsHealth90 lung cancer cases in Limerick each yearBy Staff Reporter – January 21, 2019 1136 Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatcenter_img Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print Previous articleYourkeytothrive – It’s time to get motivatedNext articleODEON Cinema competition winner Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img

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