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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

| Chronic Disease

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to Lung Foundation Australia, lung cancer is Australia’s number one cancer killer with one in three people impacted by lung disease or lung cancer. 

The American Cancer Society has a quiz you can take to test your knowledge of lung cancer and to help avoid some common misconceptions.  

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are: 

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse 
  • Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) 
  • Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing 
  • Hoarseness 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Unexplained weight loss 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Feeling tired or weak 
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back 
  • New onset of wheezing 

If lung cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it may cause: 

  • Bone pain (like pain in the back or hips) 
  • Nervous system changes (such as headache, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, dizziness, balance problems, or seizures), from cancer spread to the brain 
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), from cancer spread to the liver 
  • Swelling of lymph nodes (collection of immune system cells) such as those in the neck or above the collarbone 

For November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Australians are invited to support those touched by lung cancer to fundraise and join Lung Foundation Australia for a Shine a Light Walk held in locations across the country. You can also register your Shine a Light DIY fundraiser any time of the year to support life changing lung cancer research and support. 

Right at Home offers a range of home care services to suit every care situation including cancer care, and no matter what your requirements, we always do our best to see that they are fulfilled. We have plenty of information right here on our website but please, don’t hesitate to give us a call. If you would like more information about aged care home support services or post hospital care or support for special care situations, get in touch with us today. Neither you nor your family is alone. Right at Home provides home care packages and support services including disability and elderly care. We are an approved My Aged Care, Home Care Provider providing care funded from home care packages from levels 1 to 4 so that there is continuity as your needs change.


Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees, Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

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