This lung disease is caused by asbestos dust, with symptoms (shortness of breath, coughing) usually appearing 10 to 20 years after exposure.
Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy
This World No Tobacco Day, Friday 31 May, smokers are being urged to quit using tobacco products, which in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide.
A lung biopsy involves removing small pieces of abnormal lung tissue using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).
Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.
Pneumothorax (known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall.
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease where the tissue around the air sacs in the lungs becomes damaged, thickened and scarred. The condition leads to problems with breathing. Find out more.
Emphysema and COPD statistics
Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a significant impact on Australians. See some trusted statistics and learn more here.
Lung cancer symptoms
There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer. However, symptoms develop as the disease progresses. Find out about lung cancer symptoms.
Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions and related conditions.