Improving outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer
Lung cancer kills more Australians every year than any other cancer – in 2016 it’s estimated that the equivalent of 25 people each day will die from lung cancer.
We must act now. Lung Foundation Australia has identified four areas where some of the most significant obstacles facing a person with lung cancer must be addressed:
- Reduce the stigma of lung cancer.
- Prioritise early detection efforts where cure is most likely to be achieved, including identifying and implementing an effective national screening strategy.
- Improve access to best practice care for people with lung cancer whoever they are and wherever they live.
- Increase research funding targeted to lung cancer to improve health outcomes.