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Date: December 13
Time: 15:00 pm (Peru time)
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Lung cancer symptoms
- Persistent or worsening cough.
- Chest pain.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Cough up blood.
- Feeling tired all the time.
- Weight loss with no known cause.
LAW THAT DECLARES OF NATIONAL INTEREST THE CARE, EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT AGAINST LUNG CANCER.
“The Ministry of Health provides for the inclusion in the Single National Request for Essential Medicines of the necessary supplies related to the biological therapy that is most effective for the treatment of lung cancer, within 30 days from the validity of this regulation.
Not having been enacted within the constitutional term by the President of the Republic, in compliance I order that it be published and complied with."
MIRTHA ESTHER VÁSQUEZ CHUQUILIN
President of the Congress of the Republic
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Treatments and side effects
People with lung cancer who receive radiation therapy often experience fatigue and loss of appetite. If radiation therapy is given to the neck or center of the chest, side effects may include a sore throat and trouble swallowing. Patients may also notice skin irritation, similar to sunburn, where the radiation therapy was given. Most side effects go away shortly after treatment ends.
If radiation therapy irritates or inflames the lung, patients may have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath for months and sometimes years after radiation therapy ends. About 15% of patients develop this condition, called "radiation-associated pneumonitis." If mild, radiation-related pneumonitis does not require treatment and goes away on its own. If severe, the patient may require treatment.
Stigma in lung cancer
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Survey of social and health needs of patients with lung cancer in Latin America
We present the summary of the different ULACPUL meetings.
Year after year, different associations throughout Latin America come together with specialists to talk about lung cancer patients.
We express the great effort of the leaders of the associations who are the face of the struggle and representation of many patients throughout Latin America.
On September 15, 2018, 11 civil society organizations met in Lima, Peru to found ULACPUL, the Latin American and Caribbean Union Against Lung Cancer.
The Union of Lung Cancer Patient Advocates (ULACPUL) is an independent Latin American network of patient organizations dedicated to changing outcomes for lung cancer patients by strengthening lung cancer patient advocacy. Its goal is to build capacity in network members to provide personalized services to lung cancer patients and caregivers nationwide, while joining forces between organizations at the policy and research level in all Latin American countries.
Strengthen patient organizations working with lung cancer patients by sharing best practices and providing tools for patient advocacy.
To be the first organization at the regional level that promotes regional and global understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the rights of patients to effective early detection, better treatment and care.