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Lung Cancer: The Leading Cause of Cancer Death

ISRports LUNG CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH. DEATHS PER YEAR Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. 159,260 Lung Cancer 39,620 , 50,310 14,270 Breast Cancer Colon Cancer Ovarian Cancer 2/3 OF PEOPLE WITH AT LEAST 80% OF LUNG LUNG CANCER ARE CANCER DEATHS ARE DIAGNOSED AT AGE 65 THOUGHT TO RESULT FROM SMOKING. OR OLDER ONE IN 16 WOMEN WILL DEVELOP LUNG CANCER. ONE IN 13 MEN WILL DEVELOP LUNG CANCER. radon gas Smoking Exposure to secondhand smoke FAMILY HISTORY asbestos of lung cancer TREATMENT For stage I and II, surgery remains the primary treatment. Patients often undergo either radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy, molecular-targeted therapy, stage-based management or a combination of these. DRUG DEVELOPMENT PATIENTS ON THE RELATIVELY NEW DRUG AFATINIB WILL EXPERIENCE, ON AVERAGE, A FULL YEAR BEFORE THEIR TUMOR CONTINUES GROWING - COMPARED TO PATIENTS ONLY ON CHEMOTHERAPY WHO EXPERIENCE TUMOR GROWTH IN UNDER HALF A YEAR. OVER 50 DRUGS ARE IN THE LATE STAGES OF CLINICAL TRIALS. DOWNLOAD ISR'S "LUNG CANCER: CLINICAL TRIALS" REPORT TO LEARN MORE. Sources: ISR Reports, cancer.org, cancer.gov, mayoclinic.org. dailyinfographic.org ISR reports INFO@ISRREPORTS.COM @ISRREPORTS ISRREPORTS.COM RISK FACTORS

Lung Cancer: The Leading Cause of Cancer Death

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Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. It claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. ISR explores risk factors, treatment, and drug developmen...

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