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Australian Lung Cancer Study

In 2016 the Centre for Community-Driven Research and Lung Foundation Australia will conduct a study to understand the experience of lung cancer patients and the improvements that can be made for future patients, particularly in relation to quality of life and patient preferences for treatment and care. The study will involve an online questionnaire and […]

December 15, 2015 at 8:20 am by Laura Guthrie

Take a Survey about the information cancer patients and partners are given about chemotherapy and condom use

The University of Sydney’s Department of Psychology is undertaking a unique study about the information cancer patients are given about chemotherapy and condom use and the impact this has on intimate relationships. If you are a cancer survivor or patient who has previously had chemotherapy or are currently having chemotherapy  and you are over 18 years of […]

August 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm by Laura Guthrie

Research into the association between Mindfulness and Mental Health Outcomes among individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer

“Research demonstrates an association between stress and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety (de Rooij et al., 2010).  Individuals with cancer can experience significant psychosocial distress and reduced health-related quality of life (QOL) following diagnosis (Carlson et al., 2013; Foley & Brandes, 2009; Dennison et al., 2009). Mindfulness can be defined as “paying attention […]

December 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm by Laura Guthrie

Nominations now open for the 2014 Luminous Award Australia

All print and broadcast journalists from across Australia are invited to enter the 2014 Luminous Award, which recognises outstanding journalism in the field of oncology. The Luminous Award honours journalists who serve the community by providing responsible, accurate and timely information on advances in cancer prevention, research, treatment and patient support. In 2014 the Luminous […]

September 22, 2014 at 12:57 am by Laura Guthrie

Are you interested in participating in a study?

We would like to invite you to participate in a study investigating risk perception and medical decision making in people who have previously been diagnosed with cancer. In this study, we will ask you to read some information about computed tomography (CT) scans, and answer some questions about cancer, radiation and CT scans to assess […]

September 11, 2014 at 2:25 am by Administrator

Lung Cancer Responsible for 1 in 5 Cancer Deaths

The Australian Lung Foundation is urging all Australians – particularly women – to make their lung health a priority after a shocking new government report revealed the lung cancer death rate in women has increased by 56 per cent in recent years. The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) latest publication ‘Cancer in Australia: […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm by Administrator

Telephone Support Groups

Due to a wave of new referrals, we are thrilled to announce that a second lung cancer telephone support group will start this Thursday (3rd Thursday of the month) from 1230pm to 1330pm (EST).  Patients from as far a field as Miram Vale, Maffra, Mount Rascal and Maroochydore will join our new group.  The first […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm by Administrator

Shining a light on lung cancer

Two young girls spoke at our Lunch for Lungs event and were published by the ABC in ‘The Drum’. We thank the ABC for highlighting this story which unfortunately is far too common. Christie and Chloe O’Toole delivered the speech as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. “On Friday the 17thof July 2009 life, as […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm by Administrator

Cyclist Karen Munro Rides Hard to Breathe Easy Again

  Karen competes in endurance event for lung cancer (View the event video story at www.ridehardtobreatheeasy.com.au) Karen Munro’s feet had hardly touched the ground following her “Ride hard to breathe easy” challenge before she had signed up for a 24-hour endurance competition to raise vital lung cancer funds for The Australian Lung Foundation. North Fitzroy’s […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm by Administrator

Cyclist Karen Munro Rides Hard to Breathe Easy Again

Warragul Lung Cancer patient, Karen Munro is back on her bike AGAIN to raise more funds and increase awareness about lung cancer!  Karen, a never smoker, was diagnosed in February 2010 with Stage IV (inoperable) lung cancer. She is making it her mission to educate Australians that you don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm by Administrator

Updated Lung Cancer Patient Brochures NOW AVAILABLE

The diagnosis of lung cancer brings many challenges,including physical and emotional stresses. This diagnosis often carries concerns and worries for patients and carers. Our brochure will help answer some questions that you may have, and direct you to other services which may help. It also provides a guide to questions to ask your doctor. Having this […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm by Administrator

Host a “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” Vigil Down Under

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, November 2011 Australians will participate in “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer “ vigils thanks to a new partnership forged between The Australian Lung Foundation and the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). LCA is a US based non profit organisation dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm by Administrator

Travel Grants for Cancer Nurses – APPLY NOW

The Australian Lung Foundation’s Australia New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses’ Forum (ANZLCNF) is pleased to announce that three travel support grants of $500 each will be awarded to send nurse representatives to Sydney to attend the 14th Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Winter Congress on 21-23  July 2011.   These travel grants will support up […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Administrator

Dr Gandara “Shines a Light on Lung Cancer”

International lung cancer expert, Dr David Gandara, who spoke at the Australian Lung Cancer Conference in October 2010, “Shines a Light on Lung Cancer” at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Living Room support group.  Dr Gandara  gives some inspiring views on the care and  treatment of lung cancer patients and his hopes for […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Administrator

NEW Mesothelioma Patient Booklet NOW AVAILABLE

Cancer Council Victoria has recently launched a new booklet, Mesothelioma: a guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. A first of its kind in Australia, the booklet takes a comprehensive look at dealing with a malignant diagnosis of mesothelioma, both for people with cancer and their families. Three years in the making, the […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm by Administrator

Hundreds help shine a light on LUNG CANCER in November – LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

For the first time outside the United States, The Australian Lung Foundation hosted three shine a light on LUNG CANCER vigils around Australia in November to raise public awareness about the inequities that exist in health care for lung cancer patients and their families.  More … These vigils focused on the need to stamp out the […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm by Administrator

Lung Cancer DVD – Understanding, Managing, Living now available online in 12 different languages

The Australian Lung Foundation in partnership with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Cancer Council Victoria has translated the lung cancer patient DVD – Understanding, Managing Living in 12 languages including Vietnamese, Cantonese,  Mandarin, Farsi, Serbian, Turkish, Malay,  Macedonian, Italian, Greek, Arabic and Croatian. To view the dvd of your choice simply go to http://www.kjlcn.org.au/patient-resources-and-support/translated-resources To […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm by Administrator

Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer?

We invite you to be interviewed as part of an important research project called “Lung Cancer Outcomes”. Cancer Council Queensland in collaboration with Cancer Council New South Wales and Griffith University is conducting a new program of research, called “Lung Cancer Outcomes” which is looking at the experiences of people who have been diagnosed with […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm by Administrator

Canberra Living with Mesothelioma Seminar

Save this date! Canberra Living with Mesothelioma Seminar – Thursday 24th May 2012 Canberra Mesothelioma patients and their families are invited to a one day seminar on managing this respiratory disease on Thursday 24th May 2012 at Old Parliament House.  This seminar features a dynamic and experienced group of health professionals speaking on current issues […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm by Administrator

Illawarra Lunch for Lung Cancer was a winner

Optimism was the order of the day for the “Lunch for Lung Cancer” fundraiser stoically hosted by Patricia Purves from Shellharbour this month. Patricia had just the day before commenced her third round of chemotherapy after only a week prior receiving the devastating news that she had a recurrence of her lung cancer. Patricia has […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm by Administrator

Flu jab saves lung cancer patient’s life

Sandy Sampson from Karratha WA was left with a persistent cough after having an reaction to a flu jab. Sandy went s_sampsonto see her doctor about her cough and was sent off for a precautionary x-ray. The x-ray revealed a mass which turned out to be tumours in her chest and lungs. The next 5 […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm by Administrator

Face to Face Support program for young people who have a parent with cancer

Are you a parent or caregiver with cancer who has children between the ages of 14 and 22 years? We have a new program called Truce to help develop coping skills. Research has shown that young people who have a parent with cancer often experience high levels of distress and unmet needs.  CanTeen Australia is […]

April 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm by Administrator

Maleny doctor shines a light on lung cancer

In July 2012, Dr Peter Oliver spoke to Steve Austin on ABC Radio on the topic “Are some cancer sufferers treated better than others?”. To listen click here. Maleny lung cancer survivor, Dr Peter Oliver, was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2010. Dr Oliver gave a very personal and frank interview with John Stokes […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:56 am by Administrator

NSW patients needed for Cancer Institute NSW research study

If you are a lung cancer patient living in New South Wales and would like to be involved in a research telephone interview to gather qualitative information from patients about early warning signs and symptoms in the diagnosis of lung cancer, Cancer Institute NSW would love to hear from you! Help researchers find out more […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:51 am by Administrator

First ever KJLCN Consumer Forum held in Adelaide

More than 25 lung cancer patients and carers from around Australia attended our first every consumer forum at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 22 August. KJLCN Chairman, Prof. Matthew Peters, gave an informative presentation on the important changes that have taken place in lung cancer patient care in recent years and set the scene […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:46 am by Administrator

Free Asbestos Seminar – Wednesday 28th November … read more

The Asbestos Diseases Society of SA Inc. will host a free Information Seminar for people diagnosed with an asbestos related condition or those who have had contact with asbestos at the Education Development Centre in Hindmarsh, Adelaide from 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 28th November. To book please call (08) 8359 2423 or if in […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:45 am by Administrator

Charity Cricket Match in Maleny on Saturday 27th October 2012

Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club Inc. will host its annual Charity Cricket match, The Magnificent Maleny Maulers VS Andrew Powell’s Celebrity X1, at 12.00pm on Saturday 27th October 2012 at AUB Cork Oval, Maleny Showgrounds in honour of Dr Peter Oliver and to raise funds for The Australian Lung Foundation. A passionate cricket fan, […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:42 am by Administrator

The Australian Lung Foundation – new name and new look!

On the 1st January 2013, The Australian Lung Foundation changed its name to Lung Foundation Australia to help promote consistent brand awareness for our organisation in Australia and overseas. We invite you to view our new logo and website at www.lungfoundation.com.au

April 29, 2014 at 11:30 am by Administrator

Say YES in support of further government funding in lung cancer

We’d love you to involved in the Lung Foundation’s new lung cancer awareness campaign.  Go to the “End the Unspoken” Campaign box on our KJLCN homepage and chose from a range of interactive activities. We need your support,  so please lend your voice to this on-going campaign. You can:- Say “YES” to our petition in […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:30 am by Administrator

New Lung Cancer Patient Guide – “Better Living with Lung Cancer is now available

Lung Foundation Australia is very proud to launch a new comprehensive patient guide specifically written for lung cancer patients, their families and carers.  Click to view this guide on line. This booklet will provide patients, their families and carers with information to explain what lung cancer is, disease symptoms, the different types of lung cancer […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:29 am by Administrator

Aboriginal Lung cancer education dvd launched in NAIDOC Week

Lung Foundation Australia in partnership with Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Services launched its first aboriginal lung cancer education dvd “Let’s yarn about lung cancer” at the start of NAIDOC Week.  This dvd aims to get people looking out for and listening for signs of lung cancer. Healthy lungs are vital to living a full, healthy […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:28 am by Administrator

Lung cancer patient/carer events in Sydney in October 2013

Lung Foundation Australia will host two very special events in Sydney for lung cancer patients, their families and carers just prior to the opening of the 15th World Lung Cancer Conference at Sydney Convention Centre on the weekend of 26- 27 October 2013.  We hope that many of you will be able to attend at […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:27 am by Administrator

Life’s great! Second opinion saves patient’s life

11 year Lung Cancer survivor, Mike, shares his  inspiring story about how listening to his wife’s advice  and seeking a second opinion lead to curative lung cancer. surgery.

April 29, 2014 at 11:27 am by Administrator

Federal Budget 2014-15 Submission

Lung Foundation Australia is seeking funding for a two-year pilot program to provide Lung Cancer Nurses as part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget. While grateful for the steps taken by the Australian Government to support people with cancer in recent years, Lung Foundation Australia believes there is a vital need for lung cancer specific nurses […]

April 29, 2014 at 11:25 am by Administrator