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Understanding Lung Cancer Risks and Prevention

UNDERSTANDING LUNG CANCER RISKS AND PREVENTION LUNG CANCER BY THE NUMBERS 2ND MOST COMMON type of cancer in the US 27% 228,190 159,480 MOST DEADLY CANCER PROJECTED # of new diagnoses in 27% of total cancer deaths PROJECTED # of lung cancer deaths in 2013 2013 2 OUT OF 3 71 2% PATIENTS ARE OVER 65 OF PATIENTS AVERAGE AGE at diagnosis are under 45 NEVADA TOPS NATIONAL RATES IN LUNG CANCER 1,300 ANNUAL LUNG CANCER DEATHS HIGHEST MORTALITY RATE OF WESTERN STATES 2ND HIGHEST lung cancer mortality rate in US for white women MORE LUNG CANCER DEATHS O THAN COLON, BREAST, AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED WHAT CAN YOU DO? DON'T SMOKE AVOID SECOND- GET HAND SMOKE SCREENED Smoking causes 90% of lung cancer cases 3,000 non-smokers die annually from lung cancer High-risk patients can benefit from CT scan screenings High-risk means 1+ pack-per-day smokers between 55 and 74 Smoking increases lung Second-hand smoke cancer risk 15 to 30 causes many of these times cases REMEMBER: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO QUIT QUIT BY 30 QUIT BY 50 QUIT BY 60 Reduce risk of smoking- related diseases by 90% Reduce risk of smoking- related diseases by 50% Live longer than smokers in your age group INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY MOUNTAINVIEW HOS PIIAL www.mountainview-hospitalblog.com Sources: http://health.nv.gov/Cancer/2012/CancerinNevadaReport.pdf http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-key-statistics http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/risk_factors.htm http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cessation/ http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/29/nevada-has-higher-cancer-rates-than-neighboring-states/ http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/new-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-for-heavy-smokers

Understanding Lung Cancer Risks and Prevention

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The average age for a lung cancer diagnosis is 71. A high-risk patient smokes at least 1 pack of cigarettes per day and is between 55 and 74. This infographic shows other risk factors for lung cancer.

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