In 2009, 219,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer

Only smokers get lung cancer

Lung Cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in non smokers

Lung cancer is an “old man’s disease.

The five year survival rate is approximately 15%

I stopped smoking 30 years ago, so my risk for lung cancer is the same as someone who never smoked.

Lung cancer research is significantly underfunded.

Lung cancer is not treatable

Every hour approximately 19 people will die from lung cancer.

Smoking may be harder on women

2009-10-27 03:52:58 (GMT) ( – Health & Fitness, News)
Research suggests women may have greater vulnerability to cigarette smoke than men.

U.S. ( – Research suggests women may have greater vulnerability to cigarette smoke carcinogens than men. As reported by HealthDay News, an analysis of several studies revealed findings that show women may be more susceptible to lung cancer and other health conditions related to cigarette smoke than their male counterparts.

Dr. Inga-Cecilie Soerheim of the University of Bergen, leader of a study on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and visiting research fellow at Harvard, is quoted by HealthDay News as stating of research findings, “Maybe women are more susceptible to the lung-damaging effects of smoking.”

However, some have concluded that the risks are similar for both men and women. Dr. Michael Thun, a researcher with the American Cancer Society, is further quoted in the report as stating, “The actual evidence suggests that men and women are remarkably similar in their risk of developing lung cancer — with or without smoking” although “the types of lung cancer they get are different.”

As noted in the report, an estimated 219,000 new lung cancer diagnoses will occur this year.