According to the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Facts and Figures, an estimated 228,190 new cases of lung cancer are expected in 2013, accounting for about 14% of cancer diagnoses. Of those new cases, 118,080 will be male and 110,110 will be female.
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What is the rate of incidence for lung cancer?
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How common is lung cancer?
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The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for lung cancer in the United States are for 2010:220,520 new cases of lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell)
157,300 deaths from lung cancer
Lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer is rare in people under the age of 45.
The average lifetime chance that a man will develop lung cancer is about one in thirteen. For a woman it is one in sixteen. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers. For smokers the risk is much higher, while for non-smokers the risk is lower.
How can the Cardiac Chain of Survival help someone in cardiac arrest?l
American Red Cross answeredCPR alone may not be enough to help someone survive cardiac arrest. Advanced medical care is needed as soon as possible. A person in cardiac arrest will have the greatest chance of survival if you follow the four links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
The Cardiac Chain of Survival has four steps:
- Early recognition and early access to the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The sooner someone calls 9-1-1 or the local emergency number, the sooner EMS personnel will take over.
- Early CPR. CPR helps supply oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. This helps to keep the person alive until an AED is used or advanced medical care is provided.
- Early defibrillation. An electrical shock, called defibrillation, may help to restore an effective heart rhythm.
- Early advanced medical care. EMS personnel provide more advanced medical care and transport the person to a hospital.
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