Lung Cancer Assessment for Long Term Smokers
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 are 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.
A low-dose chest CT scan delivers a significantly lower dose of radiation for the examination of the chest while still producing quality diagnostic imaging. It is a painless procedure that only takes minutes to complete. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities as soon as your scan is finished.
Early intervention results in significant reductions in lung cancer mortality and diagnosis of a larger proportion of lung cancers at earlier stages.