Did you know that this November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? This initiative aims to “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer by backing campaigns that raise awareness .
According to Heart and Lung Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “In 2018, its predicted that 12,741 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Around 25 people every day lose their lives to lung cancer. And a lot of people don’t know that lung cancer is responsible for nearly 20% of all cancer deaths in this country which is more than breast, prostate and ovarian cancer combined.”
With these alarming statics in mind, Dr. Nikki discusses the stigma associated with lung disease and how with proper funding, research and screening, we can save lives.