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How common is lung cancer?

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 222,500 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, and more than 155,000 people with lung cancer will die. About 14 percent of all new cancers are lung cancers. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, with more people dying of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for 80 percent to 85 percent of all lung cancer diagnoses, according to the ACS. 

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