STATISTICS about LUNG CANCER & ITS HOSTS
- The LUNGevity Foundation reports that 1 in 16 people in the US will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime, and estimate that more than 234,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year.
- More lives are lost each year to lung cancer than to colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined!!
- Lung cancer has been the leading cancer killer of women since 1987, killing almost twice as many women as breast cancer!
- Your gender or ethnicity does not matter. You may never have smoked a cigarette in your life. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death every year, for men AND for women.(We’ll talk more about possible causation and correlation, risk factors, and stigma, later in this ‘30 Days of Lung Cancer Facts’ booklet.)
- Per the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, 1.2 to 6.2% are under the age of 40, and 13.4% are under the age of 50. My daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed, and died, at the age of 25. Lung Cancer is not always what you think you knew… If you have lungs, you can get Lung Cancer. Will you please help us share this message?
- The Royal Society of Chemistry shared the following analysis, which has reports similar to the statistics above:
RESOURCES: The LUNGevity Foundation, citing: Noone AM, Howlader N, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bresi A, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2015, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2015, based on November 2017 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER website, April 2018. Also, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation regarding age statistics and the Royal Society of Chemistry shared the attached image of statistics, broken down by cancer type, regarding annual diagnoses and cancer deaths.
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