LUNG CANCER FACTS…
Number of people killed annually from Lung Cancer (more than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined) 1
Percentage of all cancer deaths from Lung Cancer2
Lung Cancer’s share of all Cancer Research Funding2
Number of Cancers with a “Stigma” that impacts funding3
12 Or More
Number of Cancers connected to smoking3
Percentage of Lung Cancer patients who NEVER SMOKED 4
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1American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.
2National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, “Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition and Disease Categories (RCDC).” https://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx. Published February 24, 2020
3U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014.
4Centers for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Cigarette Smoking Among Adults— United States, 2006”. November 9, 2007/ 56(44);1157-1161.