LUNG CANCER

Second most common cancer in both men and women

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The American Cancer Society tells us that lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women – 220,000 Americans a year. Of those, one in 13 are men. Most, though not all, cases of Lung Cancer are caused by smoking.

Men’s Health & Wellness supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on lung cancer screening. Early recognition of lung cancer, as with all cancers, is key to effective treatment.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • On average, one out of four cancer deaths are from Lung Cancer.

  • On average, one in 14 men will develop Lung Cancer in their lifetime.

  • Each hour approximately 10 men will die from Lung Cancer.

  • African-American men are 20% more likely to develop Lung Cancer.

THERE ARE THREE MAIN TYPES OF LUNG CANCER

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer. About 10%-15% of lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type of lung cancer tends to spread quickly.

Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. Also called lung neuroendocrine tumors, most of these grow slowly and rarely spread.

Depression is a side effect of Lung Cancer. Click here to learn more about Depression.