U.S. Pharmacist eNewsletter
November 3, 2022

Lung Cancer Overview
Cancer continues to be a global health issue associated with tremendous health and economic burdens for both patients and the healthcare system. In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death among both men and women. The American Lung Association indicates that an estimated 541,000 Americans living today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their life. Read more. 


Lung Cancer Epidemiology
Lung cancer is more common in men than in women and occurs predominately in individuals aged 50 to 70 years. In both sexes, the possibility of developing lung cancer remains very low until age 39 years, after which it begins to increase, and peaks in persons older than age 70 years. In 2021, lung cancer occurred in approximately 2 million patients and contributed to an estimated 1.8 million deaths globally. Read more. 

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