Lung cancer death is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers.
200,000 patients are diagnosed and 160,000 die annually.
This is more than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined.
The 5-year survival rate for lung cancer remains at 17% – close to the rate in 1971 when Congress declared a war on cancer.
One in 15 people in the United States will develop lung cancer in their lifetime.
Only 16% will be diagnosed at the most treatable stage.