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Accelerating Lung Cancer Reform in Australia
Find out how you can become a lung cancer patient advocate with Lung Foundation Australia and help shape real and lasting change.
The Next Breath: Accelerating Lung Cancer Reform in Australia 2022-25 is the second national blueprint for action. Read more about lung cancer in Australia and the six recommendations for reform.
The growing burden of lung cancer in Australia
Recommendations for Lung Cancer Reform
The Blueprint, The Next Breath: Accelerating Lung Cancer Reform in Australia, identifies the critical issues in lung cancer that need government investment and coordinated national action. It provides a framework to drive significant change that can transform lung cancer care and save lives.
The lung cancer community is determined to change the story of lung cancer and the six recommendations for lung cancer reform in Australia outlined in the Blueprint can help make this happen.
We're calling on the government to invest in:
Lung Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
Invest in lung cancer prevention policy and programs including smoking cessation and tobacco control, healthy and safe workplaces, and clean air.
Lung Cancer Screening
Implement a National Lung Cancer Screening Program to diagnose Australians with lung cancer at an earlier stage of disease to save lives.
Specialist Lung Cancer Nurses
Invest in 100 Government-funded Specialist Lung Cancer Nurses by 2025.
Comprehensive Genomic Profiling
Implement Government-funded Comprehensive Genomic Profiling as standard of care for lung cancer patients in Australia.
Lung Cancer Survivorship
Greater research investment and focus on lung cancer survivorship through practical resources.
Clinical Quality Registry
Develop a world-leading national clinical quality registry for lung cancer to improve the quality and value of lung cancer care.
Meet some of the many faces of lung cancer
I'm a youth worker, I love looking after my family, I’ve got great kids and a wife and I love playing a role in the community.
Lung cancer should be as equal as any other cancer in the care that is provided to us.
I’m a mother, a wife and a person.
I don’t understand why it’s so difficult in Australia when all the other cancers get so much attention.
I can hardly describe the difference a nurse who knows the disease and knows the implication of living with the disease makes to the disease journey.
I love my daughters and just want to be there for them not only as a father, but as their kids’ grandfather.
I ran a half marathon the weekend before I was diagnosed. Of every cancer I thought I could get, lung cancer was at the bottom of the list.
I’m an artist, a festival director, a mum, a step mum, and a fiancée.
A screening program is needed so people aren’t finding out as late as I did so they can receive treatment and get well.
One doctor said I had a 1 in 4 chance of survival, another said a 1 in 10 chance of survival. Being an accountant, I wasn’t happy with either odds.
Do you have a story that you would like to share? Your experience can be powerful in calling on the government to invest in lung cancer. Please get in contact with us.
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The Blueprint development and launch was funded by Lung Ambition Alliance and AstraZeneca.