Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 07, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. About 13% of all new cancers are lung cancers.

Data from the WHA Information Center found there were 7,036 inpatient discharges and 92,299 outpatient visits in Wisconsin hospitals with a principal or secondary diagnosis of lung cancer in Wisconsin from July 2018 through June 2019. Since January 2017, there is an upward trend of discharges and visits related to lung cancer to Wisconsin hospitals

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for lung cancer in the United States for 2019 are:
  • About 228,150 new cases of lung cancer
  • About 142,670 deaths from lung cancer
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This story originally appeared in the November 07, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter