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What Are the Causes for Lung Cancer?      Lung Cancer Epidemiology

 Lung Cancer Pathology     Metastatic Spread of Lung Cancer

How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed?       Staging of Lung Cancer

Treatment of Lung Cancer         References and selected reading

Lung Cancer Epidemiology

By: Dr. Nicola J. Nasser, MD, PhD                     2012


Lung cancer is the second most prevalent cancer both in men and women, after prostate and breast cancers respectively. The number of death from lung cancer is higher than any other cancer. According to world-wide estimates, in 2008 more than 1600000 person where diagnosed with lung cancer, and 1380000 died due to lung cancer. In 2012 it is estimated that in the USA alone, 116470 men and 109690 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and about 87750 men and 72590 women will die from this disease. 


  1. Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. Jacques Ferlay, Hai-Rim Shin, Freddie Bray, David Forman, Colin Mathers, Donald Maxwell Parkin. 127: 2893–2917 (2010). To read this article press here.
  2.  Cancer Statistics, 2012. Rebecca Siegel, Deepa Naishadham, and Ahmedin Jemal. CA Cancer J Clin 62:10-29 (2012). To read this article press here.



References and selected reading

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