Lung cancer in Australia
Lung cancer is our nation’s leading cause of cancer death, with at least 1 life lost to this devastating disease every hour.Find out more
Shining a light for research
Recent advances in new treatments are seeing an increase in the survival rate and quality of life for some patients. With lung cancer currently having one of the lowest cancer survival rates, these advancements are providing hope that has never existed before. While this is promising, more research is desperately needed to progress these and other treatments, as well as improve the late rate of diagnosis, support psychological care and search for a cure.
With your help, we can shine a light on lung cancer and raise vitals funds for more research into the prevention, treatment and cure of this devastating disease.
“At the age of 34, I never thought I would receive a diagnosis of lung cancer. When I held my then three year old daughter, I prayed that I would live long enough to see her start kindergarten. I have now been on a medication through a clinical trial for over 2.5 years, with little side effects. I lead a close to normal life and research is one of the key reasons why I am alive to see my daughter finish kindergarten this week.” Lillian, lives with lung cancer (2018).
Shining a light for equality
Everyone deserves to receive the same level of care, treatment and support. Unfortunately this is not the case for many people who have lung cancer. The stigma surrounding the disease has created major barriers to the level of research, funding treatment and support available.
Shockingly, more than a third of Australians believe people living with lung cancer are their ‘own worst enemy,’ who ‘have only themselves to blame.’ One in ten Australians also believe that those with lung cancer ‘got what they deserved’.
With your help we can shine a light on the need for equality and break down this barrier of stigma.
Anyone can get lung cancer. It affects men, women, children, smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers, all who are equally worthy of treatment, care and support.