Epidemiology

In the UK, from 2015 to 2017, there were 35,349 deaths from lung cancer every year, accounting for 21% of all cancer deaths in the UK in that time period.[5] Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the US. An estimated 221,200 people are expected to be diagnosed with, and 158,040 are expected to die from lung cancer in the US in 2015.[6] The number of deaths from lung cancer exceeds those of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined.[7] After adjusting for age, the incidence of lung cancer is about 60% higher in men.

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