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Statistics on Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is:
  • The second most common cancer among all men in the United States
  • The second most common cancer among Caucasian and American Indian/Alaska Native women
  • The third most common cancer among African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic women.
In 2002:
  • 100,099 men and 80,163 women were diagnosed with lung cancer
  • 90,121 men and 67,509 women died from the disease.
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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