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Lung Cancer Facts

New Cancer Cases 2004

Cancer Deaths 2004

  • More deaths from lung cancer (160,440) than prostate, breast and colorectal cancers combined
  • Accounting for 28% of all cancer deaths
  • Decreasing incidence and deaths in men; continued increase in women
  • Incidence and mortality rates higher for African Americans than white Americans
  • Closely correlated with smoking patterns


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