Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand

Lung Foundation NZ is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to promoting healthy lungs and early detection of lung disease (including lung cancer, NZ’s biggest cancer killer).

The Foundation advocates on a range of issues, including access to more effective funded treatments, an increase in research funding and a commitment to making Aotearoa a Smokefree nation by 2025.

The organisation forms part of a global movement committed to all aspects of lung health and it will collaborate with organisations that share similar objectives.

Lung Foundation New Zealand has four key messages:

  1. Lung disease can affect anyone.
  2. You need to see a doctor if you have;
    – shortness of breath
    – chest pains
    – an unexplained cough (of more than 4 weeks)
    – noisy breathing.
  3. Lung disease can be treated – the earlier you start treatment the better.
  4. To look after your lungs don’t smoke and be active.

Download the four key messages here

Latest News

John Ashton – Seven Sharp

John Ashton, lung cancer patient ambassador, talks about the need for new treatment options to be funded in the public health system. Click read more to view the article

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Zaw Aung’s – Seven Sharp

Our thanks to Zaw Aung and his family for sharing his story to highlight the unacceptable inequalities that exist for lung cancer patients with his type of cancer. Click read more to view the article

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TVNZ poll – should we have to pay for lung cancer treatments?

Take part in this TVNZ poll about lung cancer treatments and then tune into Seven Sharp tonight at 7pm to see a feature on lung cancer. View the poll

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