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. 2008 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
Information about Lung Cancer
Lung cancer in Australia - an overview (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011)
Clinical 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.au
Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network www.kjlcn.org.au
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