November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Join Right at Home Australia in learning how to stamp out this disease.
The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition is the global body leading international research and advocacy organisations that partner each November. The Coalition aims to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients across the world. Unlike many other diseases, with lung cancer, there is a shocking lack of knowledge among both patients and physicians about effective risk reduction and treatment options. The Coalition seeks to fill this void, inspiring hope and achieving better results for patients in the process. Most of all, the Coalition strives to debunk the unfair assumptions and stigma associated with lung cancer by better educating the public on the disease and its causes.
According to Cancer Australia, the earlier the cancer is found the better the chance of a good outcome.
While lung cancer mostly occurs in people aged 60+, it can affect people of any age. Therefore, it’s important to know the symptoms. New and constantly evolving treatments such as immunotherapy are likely to continue to improve outcomes for people affected by lung cancer.
What are the symptoms?
- coughing up blood
- a new or changed cough that doesn’t go away
- chest pain and/or shoulder pain or discomfort – the pain may be worse with coughing or deep breathing
- trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- hoarse voice
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- chest infection that doesn’t go away
- tiredness or weakness
*Many conditions can cause these symptoms, not just lung cancer.
To learn more about lung cancer, visit the Cancer Australia website. And always remember, Right at Home is here to help.
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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 admin or subscription 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.
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