Lung Cancer

  • Kenneth F. Kessel
  • William T. Leslie


Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. In 1996 it was estimated there would be 177,000 new cases of lung cancer with 158,700 deaths (94,400 men, 64,300 women). The lifetime risk of dying from lung cancer in the United States is 1 in 12 for men and 1 in 19 for women.1 This number, however, is only a fraction of the tobacco-related deaths, which the World Health Organization estimates at 2.5 million annually worldwide, or one death every 13 seconds.2 In the United States there are estimated to be in excess of 400,000 smoking-related deaths each year.3


Lung Cancer Small Cell Lung Cancer Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Carcinogen Exposure Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration 
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  • William T. Leslie

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