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All About Lung Cancer
What is lung cancer?
Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. Lung cancer is predominantly a disease of the elderly; almost 70% of people diagnosed with lung cancer are over 65 years of age, while less than 3% of lung cancers occur in people under 45 years of age.
Primary Versus Secondary Lung Cancer
Primary lung cancer begins in the lungs while the secondary lung cancer can metastasize or travel from another part of their body to the lungs.
Estimated new cases and deaths in 2013:
Lung cancer is the most common cause of death due to cancer in both men and women throughout the world. More patients die from lung cancer than breast, colon, prostate, and kidney cancer combined.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 228,000 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. will be diagnosed and 160,340 deaths due to lung cancer would occur in 2013.