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Your support keeps hope alive. Together, we can help shine a light on Australians living with lung cancer.

The Impact of Stigma

The experience of patients with lung cancer is one of a forgotten disease characterised by low public awareness and negative stereotypes. This contributes to delays in diagnosis, lack of support systems and inequitable access to best practice and new treatment approaches. It is also a major barrier to funding for research.

For almost 30 years we’ve been advocating for equal access to care, treatment and support for people living with lung cancer and lung disease.

Lung Foundation Australia: What We Do

We are inspired by hope. The hope of our community of patients, health professionals, colleagues and the millions of people affected by lung disease, who are fighting to change the lung health space for the better.

Almost one in three Australians has a lung disease, be it lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. In fact, there are over 30 different types of lung disease.

As Australia’s leading lung health charity, we fund life-changing research and programs to reduce the prevalence of lung disease and cancer, and improve support and care for all Australians.

Our mission is to ensure lung health is a priority for all – from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, to supporting people with lung disease. We champion equitable access to treatment and care, and support health professionals through education and resources.

We stand for compassion, respect and collaboration, and we are fuelled by courage and driven by hope for change.

Real Patient Stories