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Stepping up our fight against Australia’s biggest cancer killer

Peninsula Health Lung Cancer Care Coordinator Tegan Dunmall.

Seeing it’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month we’re shining a light on a new member of the team.
 
Tegan Dunmall arrives as our Lung Cancer Care Coordinator, becoming a first port of call for our patients, to take them through their cancer journey at every step.
 
“Many people think smoking is the only risk factor, when in fact the risks can be increased by occupational exposure, pollution and genetics as well,” says Tegan.
 
“Symptoms of lung cancer can often be vague and mimic those of other conditions, these include – a new or changed cough that doesn’t go away, a hoarse voice and weight loss, just to name a few.”

Many conditions can cause these symptoms, not just lung cancer. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, there is more chance of a better outcome. 

It’s important to know the symptoms of lung cancer as although lung cancer occurs mostly in people aged 60 and over, it can affect people of any age.

If you have any symptoms you are concerned about, please speak with your GP.
 
For more information and to learn more go to the Better Health Channel‘s website or go to www.canceraustralia.gov.au.