Each year approximately 225,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Each year approximately 50,000 of all new cases will be adults under the age of 40. The 5-year survival rate is around 17%. More than half of patients with lung cancer will die within a year of diagnosis.

Lung cancer and women.


Women and Lung Cancer infographice



  • Lung cancer will kill more women this year than breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine and vaginal cancers combined.
  • Lung cancer surpassed breast cancer as the #1 cancer killer of women in 1987.
  • Only 16% of lung cancer is being diagnosed at its earliest and most curable stage.

For more information visit Uniting Against Lung Cancer.