Lung Cancer Trends Brief

A look at lung cancer morbidity and mortality trends

Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer deaths among men since the early 1950’s and, in 1987, surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. This report presents descriptions, figures, and links to more detailed tables on trends and current patterns of the lung cancer burden.

View trends and gender, age, race/ethnicity, leading causes, and state differences in lung cancer mortality.
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Prevalence and Incidence
View lung cancer prevalence by years since diagnosis and cancer site, and lung cancer incidence rates by gender, year, race/ethnicity, and state.
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Additional Figures
View additional lung cancer data figures, including hospitalizations, histology, biomarkers, staging, survival, screening, causes, and cost.
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Data Tables
See a complete list of the data tables available in this brief.
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See an overview of key findings from the data.
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