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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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COPD Overview| Lung Foundation Australia

Being told you or someone you love has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be a very overwhelming and frightening experience.

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Lung Cancer | Lung Foundation Australia

Lung cancer is a malignant tumour in the tissue of one or both lungs.

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Influenza | Lung Foundation Australia

Influenza is an infection caused by a virus. It is spread from person to person by tiny drops produced during a cough or sneeze and by hand to hand contact.

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NonTuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) | Lung Foundation Australia

Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) is a chronic lung disease that can make patients very ill and damage their lungs.

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The common cold | Lung Foundation Australia

The “common cold” is a viral infection. In more than two thirds of people, the germ responsible is a small virus called rhinovirus.

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Social Distancing | Lung Foundation Australia

How to maintain social distancing

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Bronchiectasis | Lung Foundation Australia

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Asbestos | Lung Foundation Australia

Asbestos is a group of naturally forming minerals that are widely distributed in nature.

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Pneumonia, cold & flu | Lung Foundation Australia

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How your lungs work

Lungs are amazing organs. They allow us to breathe in the oxygen we need to live and breathe out a waste product called carbon dioxide.

Read more on Lung Foundation Australia website

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