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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer related death, killing more people than breast, colon, and prostate cancer put together. Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in both men and women and smoking is the most common cause of it. Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States.1 Lung cancer primarily occurs in the elderly as 2/3 of diagnosed are 65 years or older.2

Here are some key statistics:

  • 108,355 men and 87,897 women were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004
  • 89,575 men and 68,431 women died from lung cancer in 20043

Types of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer types are determined by the sort of cells in the cancer. There are two main types:

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