How many people in the US die each year from lung cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society and the CDC, approximately 163,500 people are expected to die of lung cancer in the USA in 2005. They also estimate that 172,500 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2005 as well.
I read an article about people having cancer in soul curry. At that time I was having worst phase of life as I was being tormented by everyone around for no reasons. I lost two uncles to lung cancer, one cousin has skin cancer and other people in family who have passed through it. Around one hundred people get lung cancer.
500,000 an year 163,000 a year in the USA, NOT 500,000. With 46 million smokers in the U.S. that translates to less than four tenths of one percent of smokers. Not all who die of lung cancer are smokers. Many never smoked in their lives. The vast majority who die of lung cancer are 60 years old or older.
If not treated lung cancer is terminal. If the cancer is diagnosed and treated early enough it need not be fatal for many. The earlier the cancer is found the greater the chances of surviving this type of cancer is. It also depends on what kind of lung cancer you have. Some are more aggressive then others.