Facts about Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer kills more people than Colon, Breast and Prostate cancer combined. While smoking can contribute to lung cancer, non smokers can get the disease as well.
It is the second most common form of cancer in both men and women. More men than women get it. The typical age of diagnosis is around 70 years old. 430,000 people alive right now have been diagnosed with it.
Below is a quick snapshot of Lung Cancer and the statistics behind the disease.
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.
Summary & Design prepared by Carolyn Northrup with information from the following sources:
American Lung Association