Posted on November 6th, 2009 by
As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information throughout the year.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2009 there will be 219,440 new cases of lung cancer; this will make up about 15% of cancer diagnoses overall. Lung cancer, which is classified for treatment purposes as small cell or non–small cell, accounts for the most cancer-related deaths in both men and women, according to the ACS. Lung cancer deaths for 2009 are estimated to total 159,390, which is about 28% of all cancer deaths.
Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing lung cancer. Access to current, in-depth management information can help you choose optimal care and achieve the best possible outcomes.
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