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Four Facts About Lung Cancer

  1. More than 234,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, with a new diagnosis every 2.2 minutes.
  2. 60% to 65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers.
  3. Lung cancer accounts for 13% of all new cancer diagnoses but 25% of all cancer deaths.
  4. Only 19% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it’s caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically.