Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer death in New Zealand – largely because it is often detected late, when the disease is very advanced and has spread to other parts of the body.

Accurate and up-to-date information on Lung cancer including risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment can be found on the Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency website.

Related websites

Lung Foundation New Zealand
The Lung Foundation aim to promote awareness of lung disease. They provide information and support to those affected by lung cancer.

Cancer Society
The country’s largest source of information about cancer and its effects, including types of cancer, diagnosis, methods of treatment and advice on living with cancer.

Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) State Government. It provides a wide range of health and medical information on conditions including cancer.

Information and support for people who want to quit smoking. You can also contact the free Quitline advice service on 0800 778 778 or text 4006.

Action on Smoking and Health – ASH
ASH New Zealand was founded in 1982 by concerned health professionals and is committed to preventing the uptake of smoking among young people and reducing the prevalence rate of smoking among all New Zealanders, particularly Māori and pregnant and young women.

Find out more from the Ministry

Tobacco control
The Ministry of Health is the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control.

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