Lung Cancer

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Causes of lung cancer...

Causes of lung cancer include smoking, secondhand smoking, exposure to toxins, and family history.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer...

Symptoms of lung cancer include coughing, chest pain, wheezing, and weight loss. Symptoms may not appear until cancer has advanced.

Treatment for Lung Cancer...

Treatments may include surgery alone, but also might include chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these.

Statistics of Lung Cancer...

The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 54 percent for cases detected when the disease is still localized (within the lungs). However, only 15 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage. For distant tumors (spread to other organs) the five-year survival rate is only 4 percent.200,000 US cases per year.