Lung cancer

Lung cancer (258 KB)

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:


  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. Cancer in Australia: an overview 2014. Cancer series No 90. Cat. no. CAN 88. Canberra: AIHW.