Lung Cancer Facts

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Lung Cancer facts
  • Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the world – causing more deaths than breast and prostate cancer put together.

  • Every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world dies of lung cancer.

  • 40% of smokers who start smoking in their early teens and continue to smoke will not live to claim their pension.

  • Only 1 in every 10 people with lung cancer are alive 5 years after diagnosis.

  • Recent studies indicate that women are more susceptible to developing lung cancer than men. Women smokers are twice as likely to develop lung cancer than male smokers. Even among non-smokers, women are more at risk of developing lung cancer than men.

  • Women also have a more difficult time overcoming nicotine addiction than men.
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