Learn the Statistics

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. More people die of Lung Cancer than from Breast, Prostate, Colon/Rectum and Pancreatic cancers – COMBINED.  Lung Cancer kills 433 people every day.


Find it early.  Treat it early. Lung Cancer diagnosed and treated in the primary stage has a 52.2% chance of survival, but drops to only 3.7% after it metastasized.  Unfortunately, 56% of cases are not diagnosed until after it has metastasized.  Early detection, through low-dose CT screening, can improve survival rates.


Cancer has one of the lowest cancer survival rates. Individuals diagnosed with Lung Cancer have an average 5-year survival rate of 15.9%, compared to Breast Cancer which has an 89% survival rate.  


Lung Cancer research is underfunded. For every lung cancer death, there is $1,878 in funding from the National Cancer Institute, compared to $15,368 for every breast cancer death.  Without adequate funding, Lung Cancer can never hope to achieve the survival rate of Breast, Prostate or Melanoma cancers.


Read the Get the Facts About Lung Cancer Fact Sheet