New lung cancer info kit released for people with a cough

SUNSHINE Coast residents will have access to information encouraging them to recognise and act on the symptoms of lung cancer through a new resource launched by Cancer Australia.

"What's your cough telling you?" was launched as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and aims to increase awareness of lung cancer symptoms and reduce delays in diagnosis.

Cancer Australia CEO, Professor Helen Zorbas, said the resource would provide people with clear and easily accessible information while also addressing some of the common misconceptions about the disease.

"While tobacco smoking continues to be the largest single cause of lung cancer, it is important to remember the disease can occur in both smokers and non-smokers," Prof Zorbas said.

"The symptoms of lung cancer can often be vague, making diagnosis more difficult.

"The information contained in this new resource will help people identify the symptoms and encourage early medical assessment."

The resource will be available in GP waiting rooms and for download from canceraustralia.gov.au.



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