Along with Movember, November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Australia with approximately 12,000 Aussies diagnosed each year.
According to Cure Cancer, lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way in one or both lungs. It often spreads (metastasises) to other parts of the body before the cancer can be detected in the lungs. There are two main types of lung cancer; non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer.
The most common non-small cell lung cancers are:
Small cell lung cancer usually begins in the middle of the lungs and spreads more quickly than non-small cell cancer.
Lung cancer occurs in males and females. It is estimated that in 2019, 12,817 new cases of lung cancer (7,184 males and 5,633 females) will be diagnosed), making it the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been rapid uptake of in-home care, including home-based intravenous (IV) chemotherapy administration. Australian private health funds reported a 50-80% increase in patients seeking chemotherapy at home during the pandemic.
In-home oncological care was facilitated by initiatives such as nurse-led telehealth models and the Australian Government’s COVID-19 National Health Plan, which provided interim arrangements for prescriptions, such as home delivery of medications.
If you or someone you know needs cancer care, contact us today.
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