According to the new State of Lung Cancer report, nearly 237,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed this year and for people at high risk, only 5.8% of those eligible have been screened.
Lung cancer survival rates are improving, according to the American Lung Association's annual report that was released Tuesday. The five-year survival rate is now 25%
Up to 20% of people with lung cancer have never smoked. Many are exposed to other risk factors including second-hand smoke, air pollution and radon gas.
Lung cancer is so deadly because it's usually not found early. In India, about 70,000 cases of lung cancer are reported. These numbers are expected to rise to 81,000+ among males and 30,000 in females in 2025.
Doctor, thinks robotic tech may be especially important for people who are at high-risk of developing lung cancer. According to a new report, former smokers who can avail the benefits of this tech are not getting access to it.
Most lung cancers do not cause any symptoms until they have spread, but some people with early lung cancer do have symptoms.