November is National Lung Health Awareness month

November is National Lung Health Awareness month

November is National Lung Health Awareness month and serves as a time to remind people of the importance of good lung health. Throughout November there will be many events and activities designed to help people think about their lungs.

Lung disease doesnt discriminate it affects men and women, young and old, smokers, ex-smokers and people who have never smoked.
There are many different types of lung disease affecting millions of Australians.

In both men and women, lung cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed and the most common cause of cancer-related death, more than breast, ovarian and prostate cancers combined.
The chronic lung disease COPD is more common than cancer, traffic accidents, heart disease or diabetes.

In fact, Australia has one of the highest rates of death from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the developed world. Lung Foundation Australia encourages everyone to take five minutes to do the Lung Foundations online lung health checklist.

November is National Lung Health Awareness month