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Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer.

Since 1990, Lung Foundation Australia have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care.

Vision and mission

Lung Foundation Australia enables life-saving lung health and lung cancer research, and champions program so that Australians with lung disease and lung cancer can live their best life.

By 2030, Lung Foundation Australia will be recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and effective lung health charities and a fearless leader of lung health and lung cancer policy, programs and research.

How Lung Foundation Australia can help

Lung Foundation Australia is the only national first point of call supporting anyone living with a lung disease. They work to improve lung health and reduce the impact of lung disease for all Australians.

They provide services for people with many types of lung disease, with a specific focus on lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory infections and rare lung disease in children.

Information / help line

  • Call 1800 654 301 (option 3) Mon to Fri, 8am to 4:30 pm (AEST) (excluding public holidays)

    This free and confidential service provides guidance, information and support, and connects individuals to relevant support services. This service does not offer medical treatment or advice.

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Last reviewed: December 2020

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Bronchiectasis - Overview

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Breathlessness | Lung Foundation Australia

There are a number of symptoms and side effects which you may experience when living with lung cancer and other lung diseases in addition to various treatments.

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Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is an examination of your windpipe and air passages by means of a flexible telescope.

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Sarcoidosis | Lung Foundation

Sarcoidosis is the name given to a condition in which small nodules or “sarcoid granulomas” appear in the body’s tissues.

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Lung Disease

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in chronic lung and/or liver disease.

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Lung Cancer in Australia | Lung Foundation

Lung cancer is abnormal cells or a malignant tumour which grows in an uncontrolled way in one or both of the lungs.

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What is Silica? | Lung Foundation

Silica is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.

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Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) | Lung Foundation Australia

Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) is considered best practice in the treatment, planning and care of people living with lung cancer

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Caring for your lungs | Lung Foundation Australia

Caring for your lungs One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to lung health is – how can I look after my lungs? If you’re reading this, you are already taking positive steps towards better lung health

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Live your best life with a rare lung disease | Lung Foundation Australia

Being told you or someone you love has a rare lung disease can be very overwhelming and frightening. Learn the tips and advice to live well.

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