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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.

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Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a lung disease is caused by asbestos dust, with symptoms such as shortness of breath usually appearing 10 to 20 years after exposure.

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Bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy lets your doctor to see inside your airways and lungs. Find out about the procedure and when you might need a bronchoscopy.

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X-rays

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.

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Cancer types

There are a number of different types of cancer. Find out about symptoms, treatment and how cancer can change the body.

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Pleurisy

Pleurisy occurs when the lining of the lungs become inflamed, most often due to a recent respiratory tract infection. Read about causes and treatments.

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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.

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Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is when you feel like you can’t get enough air into your lungs. Find out what to do if you have difficulty breathing.

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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.

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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy (radiation therapy) is a treatment for cancer. Learn more about the use of radiotherapy on its own or with other treatments.

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