Let me tell you a little about lung cancer. Lung cancer is the cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs. It occurs when cells in the lung start to grow rapidly in an uncontrolled manner. They can invade nearby tissues and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system. Cancer can be one of the hardest battles that one must face, whether that battle is lost or won, it changes the lives of everyone involved. Lung cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers.
Lung cancer is the number one killer of men and women than any other cancer in the world. This cancer is mostly found in smokers. According to American Cancer Society, statistic shows over 228,190 new cases of lung cancer are reported yearly, that’s 57% men and 43% women. The number shows lung cancer is likely happen to men. Also the estimated reported death is 159,480, mostly 54% men and only 46% women. Most of the patients are men.
The chance that a man will develop lung cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 13, for a woman, the risk is about 1 in 16. These numbers include both smokers and non smokers. For smokers the risk is much higher, while for non-smokers the risk is lower.