Lung cancer deaths, alongside the other 3 top cancer killers (breast, bowel and prostate), have fallen considerably over the past 20 years.
According to data from Cancer Research UK the mortality rate for lung cancer has decreased by 27%. This is a significant figure as lung cancer is currently responsible for twice as many deaths as any other cancer.
Although death rates from lung cancer have fallen overall, the mortality rate has risen for women due to smoking cessation occurring later in women than in men. Overall, there are now 3,000 less lung cancer deaths than there were 20 years ago, largely due to a decrease in smoking rates.
Interactive Lung Cancer Risk Assessment - our risk assessment tool is intended to help you determine your risk of lung cancer in the next year. The tool is based on a model of the risk of lung cancer for both smokers and ex-smokers that was developed by clinicians at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Click below:
However for those diagnosed with lung cancer the outlook has hardly improved, so research into new early detection methods and improved treatments is being made a priority. The five-year survival rate for early stage lung cancer is 43-73%, while for later stage disease it is 2-13%.
The EarlyCDT-Lung test is a simple blood test designed to aid in the risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer. Click here for your nearest provider: