5 Surprising Facts About Lung Cancer
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What don’t you know about lung cancer?

You probably know that smoking causes lung cancer. You also may know that lung cancer can be deadly. In fact, it's the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Lung cancer kills more Americans than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Here are five surprising facts about lung cancer that you might not know.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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Medical References

  1. American Lung Association, Lung Cancer Fact Sheet. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/resources/facts-figures/lung-cancer-fact-sheet.html?ref...
  2. CDC, Basic Information About Lung Cancer (and links). http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/index.htm
  3. American Cancer Society, Lung Cancer Risks for Nonsmokers. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/why-lung-cancer-strikes-nonsmokers
  4. American Cancer Society, Lung Cancer (follow links for 5 year survival). http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer/
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