June 1st is acknowledged as the official start of winter. Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk this winter. Become a lung health champion by sharing this poster.
Today 31st May is World Smokefree Day 2017 Its about whanau. Together let’s take control to prevent others from second hand smoke – especially children.
We continue to receive enquiries from lung cancer patients with the PD-L1 expression about access to KEYTRUDA (Pembrolizumab). Because KEYTRUDA is not funded in New Zealand for all registered indications, patients may need to see a private provider to have this immunotherapy treatment prescribed. Some doctors working in public hospitals may be able to help […]
By Foreign Affairs Publisher / May 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis People with lung cancer have a strikingly higher-than-normal risk of suicide, a new study finds. While a cancer diagnosis on its own significantly raises the risk of suicide, the study found that a lung cancer diagnosis […]
Lung Foundation NZ has secured a lung health plenary session at the 2017 GPCME this June in Rotorua. Our thanks to the organising committee and the highly skilled professionals for representing our cause; How to Reduce Lung Disease – Associate Professor Lucy Morgan, Respiratory Physician (Sydney) From Diagnosis into Remission – Dr John Ashton, Lung […]
Today, Saturday 4th February is World Cancer Day and people are being urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly diseases, the cancers. Lung Cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and in New Zealand more people die of lung cancer than of breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma combined. 2017 World Cancer […]
Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk. World Pneumonia Day was observed on Saturday 12th November and we highlight this serious lung infection during lung health month (November). Become a lung health champion […]
Senior Health Reporter, Lorelei Mason, interviews lung cancer patients; John Ashton and Kate Hodges and Medical Director Chris Atkinson about New Zealand’s biggest cancer killer, lung cancer, and the inequalities that exist for patients and their families. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/why-couldnt-have-had-breast-cancer-lung-sufferer-says-stigma-surrounding-disease-can-isolating
Thanks to Simon O’Connor MP & Chair of the Health Select Committee for hosting a parliamentary function for our cause to engage MPs and key leaders with NZ’s biggest cancer killer, lung cancer.