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Lung cancer

If you, or someone you know has lung cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The lung cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of lung cancer.

Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Framework explains what a person diagnosed with lung cancer can expect when care is delivered according to the principles and contains advice on actions you can take to help you receive best practice lung cancer care.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about lung cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of lung cancer, types of lung cancer and how it is commonly treated.

The Lung Foundation provide information about lung cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment.

The Unicorn Foundation provide an overview of lung neuroendocrine tumour, types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

The Lung cancer Common Path provides people with an opportunity to learn from others that have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with lung cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by lung cancer.

Lung Foundation Australia provides services and resources for people with many types of lung diseases, including lung cancer. The Lung Foundation connects you to support to help you to live well with your lung disease. 

The Unicorn Foundation provide support to people affected by lung neuroendocrine tumours