Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lung Cancer Awareness Month


Hey guys,

This month one of the awareness's is for Lung Cancer. I'm not too familiar with all of the statistics about Lung Cancer so I went to Google (of course) and learned some facts.  Here are some statistics:

  • Not counting Skin Cancer, Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women.
  • Prostate Cancer is more common in men and Breast Cancer is more common in women. 
  • All new Cancers amounts for 14% for Lung Cancer.
  • Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
  • Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older, while less than 2% are younger than 45. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 70.

What really surprised me was this statistics, which was sad to read:

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for lung cancer in the United States for 2016 are:
  • About 224,390 new cases of lung cancer (117,920 in men and 106,470 in women)
  • About 158,080 deaths from lung cancer (85,920 in men and 72,160 in women)

    American Cancer society. (2016). Key statistics for lung cancer. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from

    <3 Amanda 

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