Date Published: 18 January 2010
Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign
The Irish Cancer Society is running a two-week campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and to encourage those concerned about lung cancer, especially smokers and ex-smokers to call the Irish Cancer Society’s National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700. With early detection, there is a very real chance of a cure from the disease.
About Lung Cancer:
Lung cancer affects 1,800 people in Ireland each year.
Early detection is vital.
The warning signs include:
- A cough that doesn’t go away
- A change in a long-term cough
- Feeling short of breath or wheezing
- Chest infections that won’t go away even after antibiotics
- Coughing up blood
- Pain in your chest, especially when you cough or breathe in
- Feeling more tired than usual
- Unexplained weight loss
Source: The Irish Cancer Society.