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Monday, November 07, 2005

Lung cancer facts

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the United States
Lung cancer causes 30% of all cancer deaths
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer among Caucasians African Americans Asians and Hispanic males
Lung cancer will kill more people this year than
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • colon cancer
  • liver cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • melanoma combined
Lung cancer will kill three times as many men as prostate cancer this year
Lung cancer will killnearly twice as many women as breast cancer this year
Over 50% of new lung cancer will be diagnosed at a very late stage; only 5% will live for 5 years
Myth: after you stop smoking your lungs go back tonormal in 10 years
Truth: the lungs never go back to normal.Mostformer smokers remain at a elevated riskl
Current smokers 35-40% of new lung cancer cases
Former smokers 50% of new lung cancer cases
Never smoked 10-15 % of new lung cancer cases
more statistics later

(Taken from: The Lung Cancer Alliance)

Lung Cancer AwarenessPosted by Henry (Calem's Opa) :: 7:26 PM :: 2 people are more aware