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Lung Cancer Facts
If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung Cancer
Each year in the US, more than 228,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer, and nearly 160,000 die of the disease.1
Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined; it accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths.1
- 1 in 14 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer.1
1 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2013. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2013.
2 SEER Stat Fact Sheets. Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/.
3 National Research Council. Health Effects of Exposure to Radon: BEIR VI. National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1999.
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5 Thun, MJ, et al. Lung Cancer Occurrence in Never-Smokers: An Analysis of 13 Cohorts and 22 Cancer Registry Studies. PLOS Medicine, 2008. 5(9): e185. Doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050185.
6 Satcher, D, Thompson, TG and Kaplan, JP. Women and smoking: a report of the Surgeon General. Nicotine Tob Res, 2002. 4(1): 7-20.
7 National Lung Cancer Screening Trial, National Cancer Institute. Information at http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/2011/NLSTprimaryNEJM. Accessed April 30, 2012.
8 NIH Spending for FY012: NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool. Available at http://report.nih.gov/rcdc/categories/.
9 Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs 2012 Annual Report: Available at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/annreports/2012annrep/2012annreport.pdf.