Lung Cancer

Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer in Australia. 

There were 100,514 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia in 2005. The five most common cancers were prostate cancer (16,349 cases), colorectal cancer (13,076), breast cancer (12,265), melanoma of the skin (10,684) and lung cancer (9,182). These five cancers accounted for over 61% of all diagnoses.

In 2005 there were 39,097 deaths from cancer in Australia. Overall, the five most common cancer deaths were from lung cancer (7,427 deaths), colorectal cancer (4,165), cancer of unknown primary site (3,445), prostate cancer (2,949) and breast cancer (2,726). These five cancers accounted for 53% of all deaths from cancer.

(Source: Cancer in Australia, an overview. 2008Cancer in Australia, an overview. 2008 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

Information about Lung Cancer

Lung cancer in Australia - an overviewLung cancer in Australia - an overview (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011)

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Lung CancerClinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer (National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC Australia)

The Australian Lung Foundation www.lungfoundation.com.auwww.lungfoundation.com.au

Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network www.kjlcn.org.auwww.kjlcn.org.au

Lungevity  www.lungevity.com www.lungevity.com

Cancer Institute New South Wales - lung cancer information and resources (note: you may need to register to access parts of this site, but it is free).

Cancer Council NSW www.cancercouncil.com.au

The Cancer Council Australia www.cancer.org.au

 

Contact

Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0431 691 956 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068