What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both lungs and usually forms in the cells that line the airways and nearby glands. Lung cancer usually develops over a period of years.

Facts & Stats

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The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 220,000 new cases of lung cancer annually in the United States, with about 160,000 people dying each year from the disease.

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Lung cancer is often diagnosed in a late stage, thereby associating it with poor prognosis for cancer-free survival.