CDC - Lung Cancer Statistics
CDC - Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer StatisticsMore people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women. For more information, visit Cancer Among Men and Cancer Among Women.
In 2007 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
- 203,536 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 109,643 men and 93,893 women.*†
- 158,683 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 88,329 men and 70,354 women.*†
*Incidence counts cover approximately 99% of the U.S. population. Death counts cover 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution in comparing incidence and death counts.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2007 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2010. Available at: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/uscs/ (full site)