Lung & mesothelioma

Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by inhaled asbestos fibres. It can grow in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart.

How is it diagnosed?

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer can include shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing or spitting up blood. You may have a number of tests to detect and diagnose lung cancer, including x-rays and scans, a lung function test and a biopsy of the affected area.

How is it treated?

Treatment lung cancer and mesothelioma may involve surgery to remove a tumour, radiotherapy and thermal ablation to destroy cancer cells, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapies.

Living well during treatment

You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery. 

During and after your treatment for a lung cancer, you may like to access support for:

Your physical wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing
Resources & Blog

Read more about lung cancer from Cancer Australia