Lung cancer is leading cause of cancerous deaths

Dec 21, 2010

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancerous deaths.

Cancer can develop in many parts of the body, but malignancy to the lungs is the leading cause regarding fatalities from the disease, and it is estimated that roughly 90 percent of men and almost 80 percent of women attain the disease due to smoking, according to the Center for Disease and Control Prevention.

The CDC statistics show 106,374 men and 90,080 women received a lung cancer diagnosis, and 89,243 men and 69,356 women died from in the U.S. in 2006, the most recent year statistics are available. Additionally, the report notes smoking can contribute to cancer of the voice-box, mouth and throat, bladder and several more vital parts of the body.

Overall, 82.7 out of every 100,000 men were received word that they had lung cancer in 2006 and 55.0 out of every 100,000 women were told they had lung cancer in the same year, according to the CDC.

Smoking is one of many ways to achieve poor health, but making the choice to stop smoking, start exercising and willfully follow a nutritious diet may provide people with a better chance of disease avoidance as well as allowing them to realize lower life insurance payments.

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