Lung Cancer

  • Susan Blackwell
  • Jeffrey Crawford


Cancer is a major concern for people 65 years of age and older. Fifty-eight percent of all cancers occur in this segment of the population. Incidence data from the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program have shown that older persons have a 10 times greater risk of developing cancer than individuals under age 65. People 65 years of age and older have an incidence of cancer of 2,085.3 per 100,000,1 as compared with 193.9 per 100,000 persons younger than 65 years of age.


Lung Cancer Smoking Cessation Small Cell Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Risk Large Cell Carcinoma 
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