Lung cancer infographic

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Lung cancer infographic

  1. 1. THE CHANGING FACE OF LUNG CANCER IN 2013 LUNG CANCER ACCOUNTS FOR 14% of all new cancer cases1 ABOUT 228,190 NEW CASES OF LUNG CANCER WILL BE DIAGNOSED1 About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older1 Fewer than 2% of all cases are found in people younger than 451 118,080 men THE AVERAGE AGE AT THE 1 TIME OF DIAGNOSIS IS ABOUT THERE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 159,480 DEATHS FROM LUNG CANCER1 Accounting for 27% of all cancer deaths1 110,110 women 71.1 THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF LUNG CANCER Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): About 85-90% of lung cancers1 Small cell lung cancer (SCLC): About 10% to 15% of lung cancers1 References: 1. American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer (Non-Small Cell). Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-key-statistics. Last Accessed March 1, 2013. OC553716PRB

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