Can­cer aware­ness

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

NOVEM­BER is Lung Can­cer Aware­ness Month and we’re urg­ing all Queens­lan­ders to help des­tig­ma­tise lung can­cer by rais­ing aware­ness. This year alone, 2150 Queens­lan­ders will be di­ag­nosed with lung can­cer and more than 1710 will die. Smok­ing is the lead­ing cause of lung can­cer. Non-smok­ers and for­mer smok­ers can also be af­fected. Ed­u­ca­tion is vi­tal in help­ing all Queens­lan­ders understand the im­pact of smok­ing and lung can­cer. Up to one third of all can­cers are pre­ventable. Call Can­cer Coun­cil’s 13 11 20 for ac­cess to a range of can­cer pub­li­ca­tions, sup­port and re­fer­rals.

Pro­fes­sor Jeff Dunn AO,

Can­cer Coun­cil

Queens­land CEO

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