Lung Cancer: The Facts

“In 2008, 26% of Melbournes lung cancer patients resided within the southern Melbourne region.”

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia, with an estimated 8,100 people dying from the disease in 2010.

10.7% of males and 14% of females affected by lung cancer will be alive 5 years after their initial diagnosis.

Smokers and workers exposed to industrial substances such as asbestos, nickel, chromium compounds, arsenic, polycyclic hydrocarbons and chloromethyl ether have a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer.