With World Lung Cancer Day just passed on 1 August 2018, what better time to improve awareness on lung cancer within Australia.

Did you know that lung cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women in Australia?

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the lung grow in an uncontrolled way. It often spreads (metastasises) to other parts of the body before the cancer can be detected in the lungs. Sometimes no symptoms are noted and the cancer is diagnosed accidentally at a late stage.

Lung cancer is not always a result of cigarette smoking and the cause remains unknown.

For a GP resource on investigating the symptoms of lung cancer by Cancer Australia, click here.


The following information has been sourced from the Cancer Australia website.