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Approximately 218,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year

and about 154,000 die.

Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in women in the United States.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States

 

Cigarette smoking is linked to about 80% to 90% of lung cancer deaths in the U.S.

 

Secondhand smoke (smoke from other people’s cigarettes, pipes, or cigars), radon gas, which occurs naturally from rocks and dirt, and substances such as asbestos, arsenic, diesel exhaust, silica, and chromium can also cause lung cancer

Lung cancer screening is recommended for adults who have no symptoms but are at high risk. This includes people with a history of heavy smoking, who smoke now or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, and are between 55 and 80 years old. Talking with your doctor about your risks can help you decide whether to get lung cancer screening

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