Lung Carcinoma

  • Claire W. Michael


Lung cancer is considered the most common source of new cancer worldwide and contributes the highest number of deaths from cancer. In the United States, more than 222,000 new cases and approximately 157,300 deaths were expected in 2010. The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) group, who studied the incidence of lung cancer in 17 geographic areas, reported the incidence rate for all races to be 76.2 per 100,000 men and 52.4 per 100,000 women. However, the incidence rate varied among races – 41.4 men and 25.4 females per 100,000 Hispanics, compared to 101.2 men and 54.8 females per 100,000 blacks. It is estimated that 1 in 14 men and women will develop lung cancer during their lifetime. There are, however, different trends based on gender, according to the SEER report, with a −0.8 annual percentage change (APC) between 1991 and 2007 for men vs. a +1.0 APC in women over the same period.1,2


Small Cell Carcinoma Malignant Mesothelioma Malignant Pleural Effusion Annual Percentage Change Malignant Effusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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