We are very pleased Lung Health is on the programme at the 2017 GPCME in Rotorua. Our thanks to Dr Richard Sullivan (Chair), Dr Chris Lewis, Dr John Ashton (Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador) and Dr Greg Frazer (Special Advisory Committee) for delivering a very thorough and professional lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME in […]
Q. Are you, or someone you care about diagnosed with COPD, currently smoking and wanting to quit in the next few weeks? If so, researchers at the University of Auckland invite you to take part in their SPACE trial. For more details visit: https://space.nihi.auckland.ac.nz/ SPACE_Recruitment Poster_v2.0_20170529
There are different statutory and common law entitlements in every state of Australia. Depending on where you were exposed, you may have entitlements to common law damages, pensions and/or statutory benefits. You may be legally entitled to claim compensation if you are suffering from: • asbestosis • lung cancer • asbestos related pleural disease • […]
We are thrilled to advise that one of New Zealand’s leading Medical Oncologists, Dr Richard Sullivan MBChB, FRACP will chair the lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME (General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition) in Rotorua. Dr Sullivan is also one of the quality presenters and his presentation will engage participants with Maximising Patient Outcomes. […]
It’s no surprise to see the huge growth reported in global sales of e cigarettes. Whilst e cigarettes at this stage are considered much safer than tobacco products and are being promoted widely, we do have concerns because the use of e cigarettes amongst adolescents is increasing rapidly. This poses the risk that our younger […]
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 […]