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Lung cancer

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is cancer of the trachea (windpipe), bronchus (airway) or lung air sacs (alveoli). It is now the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide in both men and women. Survival rates vary depending on the cell type of the cancer and whether the disease was diagnosed at an early or late stage. Research has shown that, on average, only 12.6% of people with lung cancer are alive 5 years after diagnosis. Lung cancer was a rare disease at the start of the 20th century, but increases in exposure to tobacco smoke and other triggers of the disease (e.g. air pollution) have contributed to a pandemic in the 20th and 21st centuries.

For more information about lung cancer, visit the ELF website.

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