Lung cancer

 Canadian Statistics for 2016

Incidence* 28,400 new cases 1st highest incidence rate
by cancer
Mortality by cancer* 20,800 deaths 1st cause of death
Risk of developing cancer
Men 8.4%
Women 6.9%


1 in 12 men
1 in 15 women

Risk of dying from cancer
Men 7.7%
Women 5.9%

1 in 13 men
1 in 17 women
*: Estimated number of cases or deaths by cancer for 2016
†: Lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer.
Source:
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016

 Important Fact

Lung cancer remains the first cause of death by cancer for both women and men.

 Risk Factors

  • smoking
  • second-hand smoke
  • asbestos
  • arsenic
  • radon
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For more information:

Types of lung cancer
Causes – Risk factors
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatments
Prognosis
References

 


 

 


Lung Cancer

The five-year relative survival ratio is now
14% for men, and
20% for women.


$5,540,448
granted by the Cancer Research Society since 2009.



Funded projects for Lung cancer

Years

Projects

Amount

2016-2018

4

$480,000

2015-2017

2

$240,000

2014-2016

2

$177,650

2013-2015

7

$839,700

2012-2014

1

$120,000

2011-2013

7

$3,503,098

2010-2012

1

$120,000

2009-2011

1

$60,000

Total

25

$5,540,448

KEY DISCOVERIES