Lung Foundation Australia is the only not-for-profit in Australia that has a dedicated national lung cancer program and
- provides support and information to patients and their families
- builds awareness and education for health professionals
- funds Research to find better outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer
- raises community awareness of the impact of this disease on the Australian population
A few facts:
- Lung cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women with over 11,500 Australians diagnosed each year.1
- Recent advances in Lung Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Treatments are providing hope for patients and their families that has never existed before in the field of lung cancer.
- Survival has increased over the last 26 years, but remains very low; only 14 out of 100 people with lung cancer survive five years beyond their diagnosis.1
- There is no fairness in lung cancer, it’s the biggest cancer killer, and affects men and women, young and old, smokers and never smokers.
Lung Foundation Australia has a dedicated, user friendly website for lung cancer patients and their families – Lung Cancer Network Australia. This website will provide you with reliable and easy to understand clinical information, positive patient stories, useful links and a range of support services including regular telephone support groups.
Lung Cancer Network Australia will provide you with access to a range of support services including:
- Face to face support groups – held in community centres and hospitals
- Telephone support groups – facilitated by two experienced facilitators and held regularly each month
- Lung Cancer Nurse – to provide telephone support and information to patients and their families living with lung cancer, mesothelioma or a rarer thoracic cancer.
- Lung Cancer Patient Resources
- Cancer Council’s Cancer Connect Program – let’s you talk to someone else who has been through lung cancer treatment Phone 13 11 20 in your state.
- Improving outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer – A Call To Action
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. Cancer in Australia: an overview 2014. Cancer series No 90. Cat. no. CAN 88. Canberra: AIHW.