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Lung cancer Key Facts

Lung Stats DoughnutKey messages on incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and a summary table of the statistics for lung cancer are given here. Also discussed is smoking.

More comprehensive information and statistics for lung cancer is here: incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and smoking.

The latest statistics available for lung cancer are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012, and survival 2005-2009. Source years are specified in the statistics table. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

 

How common is lung cancer?

Read more in-depth lung cancer incidence statistics.

section reviewed 29/05/14
section updated 29/05/14

 

How many people survive lung cancer?

Read more in-depth lung cancer survival statistics.

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section updated 17/04/13

 

How many people die from lung cancer?

Read more in-depth lung cancer mortality statistics.

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section updated 13/08/14

 

What causes lung cancer?

Read more in-depth lung cancer risk factors.

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Lung cancer statistics table

LUNG CANCER STATISTICS Males Females Persons Country Year3
Number of new cases per year 23,770 19,693 43,463 UK 2011
Incidence rate per 100,000 population1 58.2 40.8 48.5
Number of deaths per year 19,304 16,067 35,371 UK 2012
Mortality rate per 100,000 population1 45.5 31.4 37.6
One-year survival rate2 29.4% 33.0% 31.0% England 2005-2009
Five-year survival rate2 7.8% 9.3% 9.0%
Ten-year survival rate2 6.2% 8.1% - England & Wales 2009
(predicted)

1. European age-standardised    2. Adults diagnosed    3. Latest statistics available

More detailed lung cancer statistics can be found using these links: incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors and smoking.

section reviewed 13/08/14
section updated 13/08/14

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Updated: 29 May 2014