Anyone can get lung disease

Lung disease doesn’t discriminate. It impacts men, women and children – young and old. Read stories about real people living with lung disease, the symptoms they experienced and how they coped with their diagnosis.

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    Lung disease impacts 7 million (almost 1 in 3) Australians.
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    Almost 50% of all Australians rarely or never think about the health of their lungs.
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    COPD is the most common cause of potentially preventable hospitalisations.
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    1 in 7 Australians over the age of 40 has COPD.
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    There are over 77,500 pneumonia hospitalisations in Australia each year, and the average stay rises with age – from 6 days for those under 65 to 13 days for those 65+.
  • heart
    In 2018, it is estimated over 12,740 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer in Australia. That’s 34 people a day.
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    The current survival rate of IPF is as low as some of the most devastating cancers.
  • heart
    PAH diagnosis is delayed on average 3.9 years.
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    The prevalence of bronchiectasis continues to increase worldwide, disproportionality affecting Australian Indigenous children.
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    Don’t guess this winter, know the symptoms. Take 2 minutes to check in with your lungs.