Jan 24, 2019

Lung Foundation challenges: 'Ask the right questions' about lung cancer


 

Australians have spent too long asking the wrong question about lung cancer.

It doesn’t matter whether or not someone smoked. Instead, we should be asking the right questions – of our government, our community and ourselves. Why aren’t people living with lung cancer getting a fair go when it comes to research, treatment and support?

Each hour, an Australian watches a loved one die from lung cancer. It’s a disease that kills more people than breast and ovarian cancers combined.

Yet, at the same time, more than a third (35%) of Australians believe those living with lung cancer only have themselves to blame. Forty percent of Australians admit the first question they’d ask someone diagnosed with lung cancer – without first expressing concern – is whether they smoked.

It ends today. This conversation needs to change, and we’re asking for your support.

Whether anyone living with lung cancer has smoked or not, they deserve our support. To understand the true impact of lung cancer stigma please download our report.

We’re asking
for a fair go
for lung cancer