Lung Cancer Awareness

  • Spot lung cancer early - It may save your life
  • Check your lung health using our online checker
  • 2,300 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in Ireland
  • Support for lung cancer patients and their loved ones

Lung cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Ireland, with about 2,300 people diagnosed in Ireland every year. More Irish men and women die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Use our online lung health checker to see if you have symptoms, find out more information about ways of preventing lung cancer and see our list of resources. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, you can read our resources on support and treatment.

Take ten minutes to check your lung health using our online lung health checker.

Online lung health checker

Video: Your lung health

Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Find out how you can reduce your risk of cancer.

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Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland.

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Would you know any of the key signs of lung cancer? Learn more about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

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If you or someone you love is affected we can help. Get free, confidental advice and support by contacting our Cancer Nurseline.

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Visit our online community to chat with other people who are affected by lung cancer. Registration is free and anonymous.

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Smokers, you can quit and we can help you. See our section on quitting smoking or call the HSE Quit Team on Freephone 1800  201 203.

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Supporting and encouraging a family member or friend to quit smoking is the greatest gift you can give someone.

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Mesothelioma is different from lung cancer. Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, a thin layer that lines the wall of your chest and abdomen and the organs found there.

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See our resources and booklets including:

 What you should know bookletLung Cancer: What You Should Know booklet
Look After Your Lungs magasineLook After Your Lungs magasine

Video series: Living with Lung Cancer has been prepared to help you and your family prepare for the journey ahead.
Watch our video series on living with lung cancer

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