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.

Updated Lung Cancer Statistics

2014 – update – 60 -65% of all new lung cancer patients are people who never smoked or already quit.  50% of that group are former smokers and

10-15% are never smokers.

Lung Cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths.  Every 3.3 minutes someone dies from this disease.