November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and The American Cancer Society would like you to consider us as your primary resource for reporting about this important public health issue.
- This year, more than 4,000 people in Wisconsin will be diagnosed with lung cancer – that’s more than 11 people every day.
- This year, an estimated 3,000 people will die of lung cancer in Wisconisn – that’s more than 8 people every day.
- Lung cancer is expected to represent 13% of all new cancer cases in Wisconsin this year and 27% of all cancer deaths.
- As many Wisconsin residents die of lung cancer every year as prostate, breast, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
- Nearly all lung cancers are preventable! Approximately 80% of lung cancers are caused directly by smoking, and many others are caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.
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