Learn why early detection of lung cancer is so important for improving patient outcomes, and why raising awareness of the disease is¬†critical for improving research support.
Over 60% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have either never smoked or have quit smoking.
The five year survival rate for late stage lung cancer diagnoses is just 4%
...but when detected in the earlier stages, the rate of survival¬†improves to 54%!
The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with lung cancer (17.8%) is lower than that of any of the other major cancers.
Lung cancer will kill more people this year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancers and melanoma¬ combined.
Despite lung cancer being the #1¬†cancer killer, roughly $1,800 is spent per lung cancer death on research, compared to around $23,000 per breast cancer death.