Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Australia!
There are substantially higher lung cancer mortality rates amongst rural/remote Australians, amongst lower socio-economic groups and amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
And with 85% of lung cancer diagnoses happening in the late stages of the disease, CitiScan Radiology are encouraging our community to Invest in Your Health - Know the Signs, Get Checked & Get Well.
Some of the ongoing symptoms can include:
- shortness of breath
- changes to the voice, such as hoarseness
- chest pain, coughing or spitting up blood
- a new cough that does not go away
- chest infection that lasts more than three weeks or keeps coming back
- enlarged fingertips
- loss of appetite
- unexplained weight loss
High risk patients are aged 50-70 years who are asymptomatic, or are / were a long term smoker within the last 10 years.
Early intervention results in significant reduction in lung cancer mortality and diagnosis of a larger proportion of lung cancers at earlier stages