New CDC Report Highlights Lung Cancer In Women
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. A new CDC report highlights CDC resources that can provide the most recent data about the occurrence, survival, and deaths related to lung cancer among women. Based on data from the U.S. Cancer Statistics, 13% of all cancer diagnoses and 25% of all cancer deaths among women in 2015 were due to lung cancer. The report also shows that lung cancer incidence rates increased with age, with the highest rate (347.3) among women aged 75-79 years. Among women diagnosed with lung cancer during 2001-2014, the 5-year relative survival was 22%, which is lower than other cancers in women including breast, cervical, and ovarian.