Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.
October 1, 2019
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men in 93 countries and in women in 28 countries. And, it is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. among both men and women.
While smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, some other risk factors include exposure to secondhand smoke, radon and some workplace substances (i.e., asbestos, arsenic), and family history. Learn more about these risk factors and others at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – What are the Risk Factors?
It is estimated that 228,150 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019
Overall, the chance that a man will develop lung cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 15*
For a woman, the risk is about 1 in 17*