Clinic nameLung Cancer Service
Head of Unit

Mr Simon Knight, Dr Anne Marie Southcott

Clinic Description

Click here for a detailed description of this clinic within the cancer services web pages.

Referral guidelines

Signs and symptoms

Please also include, if relevant:

  • Relevant past medical history. E.g.: cancer, smoking, COPD, occupational exposure

  • Symptoms or signs suggestive of metastasis from a lung cancer


  • Chest X-ray

  • Contrast spiral CT of the chest and upper abdomen

Request patients bring their films/disk to their outpatient appointment. If images are not available, please include results with referral.

Further information available: Western Health Lung Cancer Referral Guidelines

Inclusion criteriaAny patient with symptoms indicating a suspicion of lung cancer.
Exclusion criteria

Patients with other (non-cancer like) lung or respiratory symptoms may be appropriate for the respiratory or thoracic surgery clinics.

Red flags – Refer directly to ED if:
  • Moderate or severe haemoptysis 

  • Stridor

  • Respiratory distress

  • Symptoms of superior vena cava obstruction.

How to refer

MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to the named Head of Unit.

See here for information on how to refer and general contact information.

Fax referrals to 8345 6856

Contact for referral queries

Respiratory or Thoracic Surgery Registrars via switch on 8345 6666.

For general enquiries:
Phone: 03 8345 6490, Fax: 03 8345 6856