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Cancer Genetics

Lung Cancer and Death

04/20/2004

Question:

How many people actually die each year from lung cancer and how many survive it?

Answer:

The chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer is about 7% for the average American, and the chance of dying from lung cancer is about 5%. This information can be viewed at: http://www.cancer.gov/statistics/finding

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Response by:

Duane D Culler, PhD, MS Duane D Culler, PhD, MS
Clinical Instructor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University