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Among men, lung cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer, and among women it is the third most commonly occurring cancer. In 2018, two million new cases of lung cancer were reported worldwide,1 accounting for 13 percent of all new cancer diagnoses. Over half of these cases were recorded in developing nations.2 Smoking, exposure to radon, secondhand smoke and diesel exhaust can increase risk of developing lung cancer.3 Tobacco accounts for 22 percent of cancer related fatalities.4 Hungary, Serbia, New Caledonia and Greece have the highest prevalence rates of lung cancer with 40–56 cases for every 100,000 citizens.5 Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are all treatments for lung cancer.6 Show References
1 https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/lung-cancer-statistics 2 http://canceratlas.cancer.org/the-burden/lung-cancer/ 3 https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/what-causes.html 4 https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer 5 https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/lung-cancer-statistics 6 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374627
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