It have been long since I posted something but now I am back with my research,hope you will enjoy.                                 

                                Lung cancer fact sheet

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. It's also the most preventable cancer.Here are some facts about lung cancer:

                                    Prevalence and incidence

Approximately 541,000 Americans living today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their lives.

During 2018, an estimated 234,030 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed, representing about 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.

The majority of living lung cancer patients have been diagnosed within the last five years. Lung cancer is mostly a disease of the elderly. In 2015, 86 percent of those living with lung cancer were 60 years of age or older.

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018.

 

                                             Gender differences

More men are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, but more women live with the disease. The rate of new cases in 2015 showed that men develop lung cancer more often than women.

In 1975, rates were low for women, but rising for both men and women. In 1984, the rate of new cases for men peaked.

                                          Survivor rates

The lung cancer five-year survival rate is lower than many other leading cancer sites.The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 56% for cases detected when the disease is still localized.

More than half of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.

                               Screening and early detection

More than half of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.

About 8 million Americans qualify as high risk for lung cancer and are recommended to receive annual screening.

If half of these high risk individuals were screened, over 12,000 lung cancer deaths could be prevented.

                              Smoking-Attribute Lung Cancer

Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer.contributes to 80 percent and 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in women and men, respectively. Men who smoke are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Women are 13 times more likely, compared to never smokers.

Between 2005 and 2010, an average of 130,659 Americans died of smoking-attributable lung cancer each year. 

Nonsmokers have a 20 to 30 percent greater chance of developing lung cancer if they are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work.

Next time I will be looking on statistics of lung cancer.Thank you.

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Hey Roba!

I really enjoyed this round.  Having is straight forward providing facts made it simple to read and understand.  Pretty much everything in this round were facts I had no idea about.  I think it's crazy that one, 12000 cases could be prevented if people just got screened annually.  That is a lot of lives that were lost for no reason if you think about it.  Lot's of diseases don't have these kind of precautions you can take to find out, so to me it's sad that we humans don't take advantage of it.  Two, i find it crazy that still in this day and age there are still people smoking when they know the severe risks and results.  23 and 13 percent more likely to get lung cancer should definitely be high enough percentages to make people understand that smoking causes nothing but harm.

Overall great round!

Here are a few links to hopefully help you out with your new round of statistics:

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer...tatistics/?region=on

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer...tatistics/?region=on

https://www.wcrf.org/dietandca...ng-cancer-statistics

Hi Roba,

Great research! It was very straight to the point, informative, and extremely eye-opening. The number of cases and deaths from lung cancer is astonishing. The saddest part about it all is that so many of these cases of lung cancer could be prevented if people stopped smoking, but even with the research and evidence right in front of them, many people continue to take up smoking. One thing that intrigued me in your research is the difference between sexes. Maybe in your next round of research, you could also explain why it is that lung cancer rates are different for men and women?

Here are some websites that might help you with your research:

https://www.verywellhealth.com...-lung-cancer-2249406

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9800795

https://eurohealth.ie/sex-and-gender-in-lung-cancer/

Good luck!

Hey Roba!

Great job on your fact sheet! Reading these facts gave me a great idea of how severe lung cancer is and how many people it affects! It was very surprising for me to read that most men are diagnosed with lung cancer, but more women live with the disease. It may be worth looking into why this is the case (my guess is that it is related to hormones, but I have no idea)! Additionally, I noticed that a lot of your statistics refer to America. If it interests you, it may be fascinating to look for Kenyan statistics and compare them to what you have now!

Here are some sources that may be of use to you:

http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/jgo.18.81400

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5799667

Good luck and great job! 

Hello Abduba,,,

The post was well organised as you have clearly explained each and every fact.I came to realize that the five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 56 percent for reports found within the lungs. However, only 16 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage. 

Looking forward for your next post!

The following websites can help in the next research;

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/.../key-statistics.html

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm

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