November 10, 2014

Lung Cancer Network Australia (formerly the Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network) Update

Kerrie Callaghan, Project Manager, Lung Cancer, Lung Foundation Australia

New Lung Cancer Network Australia website launched

Readers may be aware that we officially launched Lung Cancer Network Australia at the Australian Lung Cancer Conference on 15 October. The new website is now up and running and it can viewed by visiting www.lungcancernetwork.com.au. Your feedback is welcomed by emailing kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.

Shine your light on lung cancer this November

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and once again this year, we are supporting “Shine a light on lung cancer” awareness events around Australia. The aim of these events is to bring together survivors, patients, their family and friends, health professionals, clinicians and researchers as one voice in support of more research funding and earlier diagnosis of lung cancer. Lung cancer remains the number one cancer killer in Australia and it can affect anyone. You can register to host or attend a Shine a light event by visiting our website: www.lungfoundation.com.au/shinealightonlungcancer

If you’re unable to host or attend a Shine a light event, you can support us in other ways this November:

  • Wear our free lung cancer awareness pin and give one to a friend. To order your pins, go to http://shop.lungfoundation.com.au/product-category/promotional/
  • Share your lung cancer story on the Lung Cancer Network Australia website. Each month we will feature a new consumer story. Please email your story (500 words) and a photo image (optional) to kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.
  • Make a donation to support our lung cancer programs and initiatives at http://lungcancernetwork.com.au/donate/. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Would you like to connect with other lung cancer patients?

Our Lung Cancer Telephone Support Groups, held on the first and the third Thursday of each month, are a convenient way for patients to connect and support one another without leaving their home. All you need is a quiet place in your home to take the call and a reliable telephone connection (land line or mobile).

These small groups (3-5 patients) are overseen by two trained facilitators including a cancer nurse.

You will have the opportunity to speak with other lung cancer patients and share information, support and experiences in a safe and confidential environment. Call Lung Foundation Australia’s Information and Support Centre free call on 1800 654 301 and ask for Kerrie if you would like to take part in one of our telephone support groups.

For further information about any Lung Cancer Network Australia initiative, please contact Kerrie Callaghan on 1800 654 301 or email kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.