Anyone can get lung disease.
It kills 1 in 7 Australians, yet many of us tend to ignore the signs and symptoms for far too long. The earlier you're diagnosed the better the overall outcome and quality of life. Don’t wait until it’s too late – if you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. Take 2 minutes to check in with your lungs.Lung health check
Think of 4 people you know.
One of those four people will be affected by lung disease in their lifetime. Early diagnosis is critical to improve their outcome and quality of life. Encourage your friends and family to take 2 minutes to check in with their lungs during Lung Health Awareness Month in May.Share
Don’t ignore the signs
Check in with your lungs during Lung Health Awareness Month this May.
Symptoms of lung disease tend to creep up slowly and people often automatically adjust their daily activities to accommodate or reduce their symptoms rather than getting help.
Contrary to what people think, breathlessness is not a normal part of ageing. Likewise, a persistent or changed cough shouldn’t be dismissed as the flu or a cold.
Take 2 minutes to learn the symptoms and check in with your lung health, here.
Anyone can get lung disease
Lung disease doesn’t discriminate. It affects men, women, children, smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers. Read these stories about real people living with lung disease, the symptoms they experienced and how they coped with their diagnosis.View more stories
1 in 4 Australians has a lung diseaseAIHW, 2016.
1 in 7 deaths is a result of lung diseaseLung Disease in Australia, 2014, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Almost half (46%) of all Australians rarely or never think about their lung health2018 Lung Foundation Australia YouGov Galaxy Survey
There are over 30 types of lung disease