Lung Cancer Information
Lung cancer is a difficult disease to diagnose. Some people only discover it during a routine check-up, while others may have had signs and symptoms for many months.
Currently in Australia there is no screening for the early detection of lung cancer. It’s important to discuss all symptoms with your doctor (symptoms may include: coughing up blood, breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue or weight loss), and maybe get a second opinion if you are concerned.
Lung Cancer does not discriminate; it occurs most commonly in smokers, although these days approximately 50% of those diagnosed have either never smoked or are ex-smokers who stopped smoking many years before they were diagnosed.