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.