Lung Cancer Facts from Lung Cancer Research Foundation


Lung Cancer Facts

"People who have never smoked account for between 20,000 and 30,000 lung cancer diagnoses every year."
Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Did You Know?

  • Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide.
  • Lung Cancer kills almost 2 TIMES as many men as prostate cancer, and kills almost TWICE as many women as breast cancer.

Risk factors

  • Smoking is the leading risk factor for lung cancer and is responsible for 80% of lung cancer deaths. People who have never smoked account for 20% of lung cancer deaths.
  • Exposure to radon gas is the second leading risk factor of lung cancer.

Other risk factors include exposure to:

  • Secondhand smoke
  • Asbestos
  • Radiation
  • Air pollution

Family history and genetic factors may also play a role in the development of lung cancer.

People who have never smoked account for between 20,000 and 30,000 lung cancer diagnoses every year.

Symptoms

See your doctor if you experience any of the following common symptoms of lung cancer Read More

Source: Lung Cancer Research Foundation