By the numbers: Lung cancer

Early detection is key for this common form of cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Already one of the most common forms of cancer, lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer death.

Early detection is key. If caught early — before the cancer has spread — the five-year survival rate increases three-fold.

Unfortunately, only 16 percent of lung cancer cases are detected in this early stage, according to the American Lung Association.

Could you or a loved one benefit from a low-dose CT lung screening, the only way to catch lung cancer early and before symptoms begin to show.

Estimated new lung cancer cases in the United State in 2022, an increase from 2021

Estimated lung cancer deaths in the United State in 2022, a decrease from 2021

13 percent
Lung cancer cases among all new cancer cases

25 percent
Lung cancer deaths among all cancer-related deaths, nearly 1 in every 4.

18.6 percent
Average five-year survival rate, the lowest among all forms of cancer

56 percent
Five-year survival rate if lung cancer is caught early, still localized to the lungs

16 percent
Lung cancer cases caught early

80 percent
Lung cancer cases caused by smoking

Average yearly decline in rate of new lung cancer cases

Learn more about Karmanos’ Lung Cancer Screening Program and schedule a consultation

Karmanos Cancer Institute
at McLaren Thumb Region

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Karmanos Cancer Institute
at McLaren Bay Region

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