National Lung Cancer Screening Program

In Australia, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

The ability to save lives by screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography chest scans (LDCT) is no longer in doubt, following the publication and presentation of data from screening programs in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. However, Australia does not have a national lung cancer screening service.

As a result of engagement by Your Voice Advocates and Lung Foundation Australia, the Minister for Health tasked Cancer Australia, in October 2019, with assessing the feasibility of conducting a lung cancer screening service in Australia. Information on the Cancer Australia enquiry can be found here.