Lung Cancer

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.

Early intervention results in significant reductions in lung cancer mortality and diagnosis of a larger proportion of lung cancers at earlier stages.

In Australia, around 85% of lung cancer cases in men and 70% in women are estimated to be a result of smoking tobacco, according to the Cancer Council. Second-hand smoking, exposure to asbestos, occupational substances, family history and old age also contribute to the cause of lung cancer.