Oesophageal Cancer Fund to mark 18th annual Lollipop Day with launch…

first_imgLinkedin SHANNON Bridge has been adorned with 300 pink balloons, all in aid of raising vital funds for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.The 300 balloons represent the number of patients that have been spared invasive, life-altering surgery in the last decade.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Unity Gospel Choir will launch Lollipop Day 2019 today, Thursday, February 28 on O’Connell Street, where the “streets will come alive with the sounds of singing and a whole lotta lolly”, all in aid of raising vital funds for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.Lollipop Day calls on the public to be aware that those experiencing swallowing difficulties and people who suffer with chronic or severe persistent reflux symptoms such as heartburn should attend their GP immediately.New data from Ireland’s first Registry & Bioresource for Barrett’s Oesophagus patients, funded by the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF), has revealed that, due to advances in technology, between 250-350 patients diagnosed at an early stage of oesophageal cancer were cured and spared major surgery over the last decade.Barrett’s Oesophagus is quite a common condition arising from severe or chronic acid reflux, it is important to diagnose as it may predispose to oesophageal cancer.  The Registry report highlights that over 5,000 patients from 6 academic hospitals in Ireland have been registered to date, and of these, 254 had or developed early cancer that would up to this decade have been treated with major surgery. The new technology is Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) therapy, administered via an endoscope, sometimes in association with minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, this has revolutionised the care for those patients who are fortunate for their cancer to be diagnosed at the earliest stage.visit www.lollipopday.ie for more information. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSCommunityFundraiserhealthNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print NewsCommunityHealthOesophageal Cancer Fund to mark 18th annual Lollipop Day with launch in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2019 1104 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleLimerick promoter recognised for Outstanding Contribution to live musicNext articleLimerick films selected for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 regional heats Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more