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Updated: 11/12/2017 08:30:01AM

Learn the facts about lung cancer

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One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year. The American Lung Association says lung cancer is the most common cancer across the globe, accounting for roughly 1.8 million new cases each year. Although more men than women are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, more women live with the disease. The rates of lung cancer diagnoses in women have risen 98 percent over the past 37 years.

Despite the prevalence of lung cancer, some people remain in the dark about the particulars of this potentially deadly disease. Misinformation may also lead some to believe they are safer than they truly are. The following are some lung cancer statistics that may help men and women gain a better understanding of this deadly yet often preventable disease.

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