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Diagnosis and Survival

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If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung Cancer
  • Over 228,000 people are diagnosed each year in the US.1
  • Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined; it accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths.1
  • Nearly 160,000 lives are lost annually.1
  • There is hope. As research funding grows, survival rates improve.

Current Five-Year Survival Rates
 

1 in 13 Men & 1 in 14 Women Will Develop Lung Cancer
 


Lung Cancer Fact SheetThis information is also available in our Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.

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References

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.
4 Burns DM. Primary prevention, smoking, and smoking cessation: Implications for future trends in lung cancer prevention. Cancer, 2000. 89:2506–2509.
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.

10 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco Control State Highlights; 2012. Atlanta.

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