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Lung Cancer Facts

Lung cancer accounts for 1 of every 3 cancer deaths.  About 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.


Only 16% of lung cancers are diagnosed at their earliest, most curable stages. 


Lung Cancer Screening

The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) which studied 53,000 smokers and ex-smokers has shown that using CT for screening of lung cancer instead of a chest X-ray has reduced cancer deaths from lung cancer by 20% over just five years.

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