Lung Cancer Facts

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  • Lung cancer is the leading killer of women and men in the United States, claiming approximately 160,000 lives annually.
  • Lung cancer deaths account for more loss of life than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined, yet lung cancer has the lowest rate of Federal Research Funding per life lost. 
  • A little known fact: Lung cancer can develop in people who have never smoked and in former smokers who are now living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer and all gynecologic cancers. 

Read more from the American Lung Association.