Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship

Former NFL player Chris Draft striving to ‘change the face’ of lung cancer

Courtesy of Off the Ball

We were delighted to be joined by Chicago who represented the Bears, 49ers, Falcons, Panthers, Rams, and Bills during his remarkable career as a NFL linebacker.

Chris also discussed his personal experience with lung cancer and aims to raise awareness about the disease, and to debunk the misconception that it’s an illness only associated with smoking..

January is the Irish Cancer Society’s lung cancer awareness month

Over 2500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both sexes, with an estimated average of 1,865 deaths per year.

The Irish Cancer Society is urging the public to be aware of their lung health and asking them to take their online lung health checker to check lung health (available at The checker also includes a downloadable letter which can be taken to a GP to enable a discussion about lung health.

Early detection is vital. If a patient is diagnosed earlier, there are more treatment options and a real chance of cure.

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If anyone watching or listening needs any advice at all…

You can call the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700 or drop into one of our 13 Daffodil Centres in hospitals nationwide if you have any questions.