The American Cancer SocietyÂ recently released its 2014 Cancer Facts and Figures report, estimating 1,665,540 new cancer cases in the U.S., with 224,210 being new lung cancer cases.
While the number of estimated new lung cancer cases is down slightly from last year, the report indicates that for another year in a row, lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women.
In Texas alone, the ACS estimates that there will be 9,600 lung cancer deaths, the majority of which can be directly attributed to tobacco use. Although tobacco use in adults has declined substantially over the last 50 years, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the country.
To read the ACS’s full 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures report, clickÂ here.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.