Lung Cancer Assessment for long term smokers
Did you know over 13,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year? As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, we encourage you to take a closer look at your lung health.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Australia.
There are substantially higher lung cancer mortality rates amongst rural/remote Australians, amongst lower socioeconomic groups and amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Survival rates for people with lung cancer is poor. Many lung cancers are first diagnosed at an advanced stage.
If you’re a long-term smoker or were and have quit in the last 15 years, or suffering from ongoing symptoms such as breathlessness, cough or fatigue, make an appointment with your GP for further investigation with low dose chest CT.
Early intervention results in significant reductions in lung cancer mortality and diagnosis of a larger proportion of lung cancers at earlier stages.