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Shocking Facts about Lung Cancer today In Young Women

In 2016, it is estimated that over 106,000 new cases of Lung Cancer will be diagnosed in women.

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, estimated to kill more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and cervical cancer COMBINED


In 2016 over 72,000 women will lose their battle with lung cancer with 1 in 17 women developing Lung Cancer in her lifetime and accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths annually.
Lung cancer research funding lags grossly behind other cancers although Congress did increase the Lung Cancer Research budget to $362 million in 2015.          
    • Federal research funding in 2016 amounted to $2,290 per lung cancer death.   
    • Federal research funding in 2016 amounted to $11,447 per Prostate cancer death.
    • Federal research funding in 2016 amounted to $17,281 per breast cancer death.
    • Federal research funding in 2016 amounted to $425,998 per HIV/AIDS death.


          For unknown reasons, lung cancer incidences appear to be increasing worldwide, especially among younger non-smoking women.

          Lung cancer tumors can grow quite large and spread before they cause any significant symptoms.
          Symptoms of fatigue, the gradual onset of shortness of breath, and/or chest and back pain, from the spread of cancer to bone, may be the first sign that something is wrong.

                         Government and Private fundraising lags significantly behind that of breast cancer.

          While smoking is the number one cause, 20% of the over 72,000 women had never touched a cigarette. Based on the 2012 statistics, that's over 14,500 daughters, sisters, girl friends and mothers that will lose their own battle with lung cancer in a single year. 

          At this time, there are not any standardized screening tests that have been shown to improve early detection and outcome. Although, low cost CT scans are becoming more available and hopefully funded by most insurance coverage in the future. Education and Early Detection does make a difference.


          There are 318.881 Million people in the US as of July 2014


          For additional details click    to access CDC; Cancer Data and Statistics site.

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          Lung Cancer Foundation For Young Women

          You can also Mail to:
             P.O. Box 1679
             Cypress Texas 77410