Our team of experts brings you cancer-related news and research updates.
New Cancer Facts & Figures for African American/Black People finds breast cancer now surpasses lung as the leading cause of cancer death in Black women.
ACS 2021 studies show how COVID-19 is affecting prevention efforts, expected cancer screening rates, treatment, quality-of-life, and research.
New 2022 cancer facts and figures show overall improvement, with new milestones for early detection of lung cancer, but with slowing progress for prostate and breast cancer.
Read the Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, for the latest estimates, information and statistics for deaths related to cancer.
Smoking cigarettes is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer and causes about 80% of deaths from the disease. But people who don’t smoke can develop lung cancer too. A new study found that out of 100 people in the United States who were recently diagnosed with lung cancer, about 12 of them (12%) had never smoked cigarettes.
About 20% of people who die from lung cancer in the United States every year have never smoked or used any form of tobacco. Here’s what we know about why some people who don't smoke are diagnosed with lung cancer.
A harsh truth about lung cancer is that it doesn’t usually cause symptoms until the cancer has spread, which makes difficult to treat. That’s why the idea of screening – looking for lung cancer in people who do not have any symptoms – is appealing.
Women between the ages of 30 to 49 are being diagnosed with lung cancer at higher rates than men, at the same age and in many high-income countries, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. Even though smoking is the major risk factor for causing all types of lung cancer, the authors said that differences in smoking between men and women do not completely explain the pattern.