Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.
Asbestos is a building material that was commonly used in Australia. It has been found responsible for causing a number of serious illnesses.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling unsafe levels of silica dust, usually over a period of many years. Find out how to minimise the risk.
An x-ray uses radiation to create a picture inside of the body. The x-ray beam is absorbed differently by various structures in the body to create the image.
Pleurisy occurs when the lining of the lungs become inflamed, most often due to a recent respiratory tract infection. Read about causes and treatments.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Vitamin A and your health
Vitamin A is important for good vision, healthy skin and for supporting the immune system. Most Australians can get enough from eating a varied, healthy diet.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.
Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker involuntarily breathes in smoke from other people's cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes.
Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)
Haemoptysis (hemoptysis) is when you cough up blood from the lungs or bronchial tubes. Learn about the causes and when to seek emergency medical help.