Lung Cancer Statistics
In 2012 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
- 210,828 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 111,395 men and 99,433 women.*†
- 157,423 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 86,689 men and 70,734 women.*†
*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015.