Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers. In 2007, lung cancer will account for approximately 15% of all cancer diagnoses and 29% of all cancer deaths. It is the # 1 killer in both men and women each year. An estimated 89,510 men and 70,880 women will die of lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is the # 1 cause of lung cancer, but exposure to asbestos, radon, environmental factors, or secondhand smoke can also cause lung cancer. Though lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, it does not receive as much attention, both in funding and in public awareness as breast and other types of cancer.
Support Stand Up To Cancer: www.standup2cancer.org. My grandfather was a smoker and had lung cancer.