Mary Duffy

Advanced Practice Nurse - Lung Cancer Nurse Consultant

Mary Duffy has worked with lung cancer patients and their families for over 20 years.

Before this, Mary had observed the injustices faced by those living with the disease – the poor prognosis, the pain and the lack of psychosocial support – and she knew she had to help.

Even more startling to Mary, was how much people kept their diagnosis to themselves, with stigma silencing their cries for help.

Patients are trying to live with, not only their cancer, but also with the stigma, which sometimes is more painful that the physical symptoms of the disease
— Mary Duffy

Lung Foundation Australia needs your support to change the landscape of lung cancer by funding for research and better treatment options, and campaigning against the stigma that acts as a barrier to action.