Lung Cancer: Facts/Stats

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Lung cancer kills more people than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Learn about lung cancer screening and treatment options.

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Lung Cancer: Facts/Stats

  1. 1. LUNG CANCER FA C T S /S TAT S LUNG CANCER kills more people than colon, breast and prostate combined. ANNUAL PROJECTED NUMBER OF DEATHS: LUNG - 160,000 COLON - 50,830 BREAST - 39,620 PROSTATE - 29,720 L UN G CA NCE R S C R E E N I N G P R OG RA M ▼ ▼ ▼ • Eligible patients include: Current or former smoker age 50 or older Have smoked equivalent one pack of cigarettes a day for at least 20 years Lung cancer survivors are also considered ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ • Program includes: Annual low-dose CT scans Access to tobacco cessation programs Consultations from health care providers Lung cancer support group T REAT ME NT O P T I ON S 70% 30% Radiation Therapy Targeted Drug Therapy Early detection and multidisciplinary care is the best way to fight lung cancer. Chemotherapy Surgery more men Each year are diagnosed with lung cancer, but more women are living with the disease. 70% of cancer is from smoking 30% of cancer has no identifiable cause Risk factors: smoking, secondhand smoke, radon, asbestos, diesel exhaust, air pollution  ..LUNG • hous tonmethodis t.org/c a n c e r

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