November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month providing the opportunity to raise community awareness of lung cancer and the signs and symptoms of the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia with around 12,000 people diagnosed in Australia each year. We need to #ShineALight on Australia’s biggest cancer killer. More than a third of Australians believe those living with lung cancer only have themselves to blame. The #stigma that surrounds this disease is a barrier that blocks investment into research, treatment and support.
Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) has launched a first-of-its-kind short film to showcase the experience of those living with lung cancer. As well as capturing the heartbreaking reality of a lung cancer diagnosis, LFA is sending an important message to the nation’s decision-makers: Act now to end the disparity that surrounds the country’s leading cause of cancer death and give 17,603 Australians currently living with lung cancer a fair fight.
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