Cancer: New cancer diagnosis rates by site/type

Lung and Bronchus Cancer: Annual Age-adjusted Incidence Rates

81.42016

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Why Is This Important?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States. After increasing for decades, lung cancer rates are decreasing nationally, as fewer people smoke cigarettes.

Story Behind the Curve

Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer also can be caused by using other types of tobacco (such as pipes or cigars), breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to substances such as asbestos or radon at home or work, and having a family history of lung cancer.

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