Lung cancer is, by far, the leading cause of death from cancer among men and women. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. More than one quarter of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. And yet, it's one cancer we don't talk much about.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, when patient advocacy groups hope to bring more attention to deadly lung diseases. Here are some facts about it you may not know.
For starters, did you know that 89 percent of lung cancer cases were preventable?