May 1, 2016

Lung Cancer Network Australia update

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer social media campaign – a Lung Foundation Australia first!

Lung Foundation Australia - Group Yoga croppedLung Foundation Australia’s Changing the Face of Lung Cancer social media campaign was launched on 4 February as part of World Cancer Day. The campaign featured two powerful patient videos which were viewed by more than 170,000 people. We sincerely thank Lillian Leigh and David McDonald for generously taking the time to share their experiences on film. In addition, eight other lung cancer patients kindly shared their stories as part of the campaign. They can be viewed at www.lungfoundation.com.au/changing-the-face-of-lung-cancer/.

Cancer Australia: Supporting People With Cancer grant initiative

Lung Foundation Australia was recently awarded another round of funding via the Supporting People With Cancer grant to develop and deliver a set of patient-centred evidence-based webinars. These webinars aim to improve health literacy, promote self-management of lung cancer and to help connect, educate and support Australian lung cancer patients, particularly those in geographically and socially isolated communities.

Better Living With Lung Cancer Consumer Forum – August 2016

Lung Cancer Network Australia will host its third Better Living With Lung Cancer education forum at the Australian Lung Cancer Conference in Melbourne in August. We are looking for topic suggestions so if you have any ideas, please contact Kerrie Callaghan on 1800 654 301 or email kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.

Have you heard about Cancer Council’s Healthy Living after Cancer program?

This is a free lifestyle coaching program available to lung cancer survivors who have finished active treatment. Lung cancer survivors who take part in the program receive up to 12 telephone calls over a period of six months from a Cancer Council nurse or health consultant, along with a program workbook. For more information, please phone Cancer Council on 13 11 20.