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.
Pneumothorax (known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall.
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.
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.
Complications of asthma
Badly controlled asthma can have an adverse effect on your quality of life. Complications can be life-threatening. Find out about complications of asthma.
Statistical information, facts and figures about asthma, plus links to trusted resources.
Trusted information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.