According to the CDC, More men and women in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. In 2007 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
203,536 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 109,643 men and 93,893 women.
158,683 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 88,329 men and 70,354 women.
Risk factors include smoking, or being around smoke, a family history of lung cancer, and exposure to asbestos. Less publicized studies have shown a possible causative effect between particulate matter and known carcinogens found in air pollution, and lung cancer.
Symptoms of lung cancer include shortness of breath, coughing up blood, a cough that won’t go away, wheezing and chest pain.