Chapter 70: Lung Cancer

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INCIDENCE

Lung cancer was diagnosed in about 116,440 men and 110,710 women in the United States in 2019, and 86% of pts die within 5 years. Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death, accounts for 26% of all cancer deaths in men and 25% in women. Peak incidence occurs between ages 55 and 65 years. Incidence is decreasing in men and increasing in women.

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INCIDENCE

Lung cancer was diagnosed in about 116,440 men and 110,710 women in the United States in 2019, and 86% of pts die within 5 years. Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death, accounts for 26% of all cancer deaths in men and 25% in women. Peak incidence occurs between ages 55 and 65 years. Incidence is decreasing in men and increasing in women.

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