The American Lung Association produces detailed reports on lung health issues that inform the work of public health advocates, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. Some topics included in the reports are:

  • Lung cancer mortality (how many people die from lung cancer)
  • Lung cancer prevalence (how many people have lung cancer)
  • Lung cancer incidence (the estimated number of new lung cancer cases)
  • Lung cancer survival
  • How many people are hospitalized due to lung cancer
  • The economic costs of lung cancer
  • Risk factors for lung cancer
  • Disparities in lung cancer

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer (April 2014)

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer (April 2014)

This issue brief examines the scope of the impact of stigma on lung cancer and makes recommendations for reducing it. » More

Trends in Lung Cancer Morbidity and Mortality (November 2014)

Trends in Lung Cancer Morbidity and Mortality (April 2012)

This report reports on the burden of lung cancer, examining incidence, mortality and other important measures of disease magnitude. » More

State of Lung Disease in Diverse Communities 2010: Lung Cancer

State of Lung Disease in Diverse Communities 2010: Lung Cancer

This publication discusses the prevalence and incidence of lung cancer in different types of communities. » More

Estimated Prevalence and Incidence of Lung Disease (March 2012)**

Estimated Prevalence and Incidence of Lung Disease (March 2012)

This publication examines several lung diseases, including lung cancer. It discusses the estimated number of new cases (incidence) of lung cancer. Use this report to find data for your county and state. » More

Lung Disease Data 2008

Lung Disease Data 2008

This publication presents a summary of lung disease data, including data on lung cancer. » More

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths

This report is a compilation of research examining the factors that contribute to high rates of lung cancer among African Americans, and some possible approaches to improving health equity. » More

State of Tobacco Control

State of Tobacco Control

The American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal levels. You can see how your state ranks and learn how to take steps to improve tobacco control where you live. Reducing exposure to tobacco smoke is one way to protect your lungs from lung cancer.» More

State of the Air

State of the Air

The State of the Air® report grades cities and counties affected by the most widespread types of air pollution (ozone “smog” and particle pollution) recorded over a three-year period and details trends for metropolitan areas over the past decade. Find out how your area ranks and what you can do to take action. » More

The numbers in this document reflect the estimated prevalence and incidence of lung disease within each Lung Association area, and not the actual number. These estimates are based on the national incidence and prevalence estimates applied to the age-specific population of each area; no adjustments are made for any other factors that may affect the actual local prevalence. When citing this information, please be careful to ensure that the nature and derivation of these estimates are understood.

Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates. Call the Lung Helpline at 1-800-LUNGUSA or talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening.