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Facts

  • Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the world – causing more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
  • Every 30 seconds, someone around the world dies of lung cancer.
  • Only 1 in every 15 people with lung cancer are alive 5 years after their diagnosis.
  • Recent studies indicate that women are more susceptible to developing lung cancer than men.
  • There is currently no approved screening for early detection of lung cancer.
  • Although smoking rates among African American women are lower than among Caucasian women, the incidence of lung cancer is the same.
  • Every year, lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer, and more than three times as many men as prostate cancer.
  • One in five women and one in twelve men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.
  • Lung cancer is the least funded of all major cancers.
  • Only 16% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at their earliest and most curable stage.

Facts obtained from the National Cancer Institute, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and Lung Cancer Alliance