World Lung Cancer Day 2021 is on Sunday, August 1, 2021: how many people got lung cancer in 2007?
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Where in the world do you mean?
In the USA - 2008 - 215,020 new cases of lung cancer - 114,690 men and 100,330 women
For worldwide data see
108,355 men and 87,897 women were diagnosed with lung cancer - - - 89,575 men and 68,431 women died from lung cancer †
Bottom line – Most lung cancers cannot be cured
Over 30% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to people smoking cigarettes and are therefore preventable in the future if people would stop smoking cigarettes.
85% to 90% of lung cancers are caused by smoking. The cost in lives and health care expenses is tremendous.
Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people who have usually smoked hundreds of thousands of cigarettes.
About 2/3 people older than 65
Fewer than 3% under the age of 45
Average age of diagnosis ~ 70
John Wayne probably smoked more than a million cigarettes (five or six packs per day) before his lung cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1964 a age 57. He died of stomach cancer instead - 15 years later
60% of people diagnosed with either type of lung cancer
(non-small cell or small cell) are dead in 1 year.
73% are dead by 2 years.
1 in 7 people diagnosed with lung cancer survive 5 years
– most of those who are cured are cured with initial surgery
- - not with chemotherapy.
Male smokers - lifetime risk of lung cancer is 1 in 6
Female smokers – the risk of lung cancer is 1 in 9
Risk of lung cancer in non-smokers is 1 in 77
What is the incidence of lung cancer in China and/or India? ?
Lung cancer is epidemic proportions all over the world including China and India.
Death caused by lung cancer soars in China
Lung cancer in India
how many people develop lung cancer every year or day all over the world?