Lung Cancer Statistics

Medically Reviewed by Paul Boyce, MD on April 06, 2024
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Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer-related deaths for both men and women throughout the world. The American Cancer Society estimated that about 234,80 new cases of lung cancer would be diagnosed and about 125,070 deaths due to lung cancer would occur in 2023. Not counting skin cancer, it is the second most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US.
The most common type of cancer in the U.S. in 2023 was breast cancer. The American Cancer Society's estimated that in 2023, 300,590 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 55,720 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed. About 43,700 women will die from breast cancer. The next most common cancers were lung cancer and prostate cancer.