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.

Early detection can increase the survival rate of stage I lung cancer dramatically to almost 90 percent.

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