Why Learning About Lung Cancer Matters

Lung cancer affects many people

It is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States1

About 1 in 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer2

According to current U.S. estimates for 2017, there will be:2

About 222,500 new cases
About 155,870 deaths

Each year, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined2

There are different types of lung cancer, which are:

Treated differently
Associated with varying survival rates3

Detecting lung cancer early often allows for more treatment and care options4, 5, 6

REFERENCES

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/index.htm. Last Accessed: October 13, 2017 2American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Last Accessed: October 13, 2017 3American Cancer Society. About Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html. Last Accessed: October 13, 2017 4American Cancer Society. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Early Detection, Diagnosis and Staging. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging.html. Last Accessed: October 13, 2017 5American Cancer Society. Small Cell Lung Cancer: Early Detection, Diagnosis and Staging. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/small-cell-lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging.html. Last Accessed: October 24, 2017 6American Cancer Society. Lung Carcinoid Tumor: Early Detection, Diagnosis and Staging. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-carcinoid-tumor/detection-diagnosis-staging.html. Last Accessed: October 24, 2017