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What is the rate of incidence for lung cancer?

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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Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men. In this video, Raja Flores, MD, thoracic surgeon at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains why despite the numbers other cancers have more awareness.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Approximately 220,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Approximately 160,000 deaths occur each year as well.

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