People of Color Face Greater Burden, Worse Lung Cancer Outcomes

People of Color Face Greater Burden, Worse Lung Cancer Outcomes

‘State of Lung Cancer’ Report Finds People of Color Face Greater Burden, Worse Lung Cancer OutcomesPeople of color diagnosed with lung cancer face worse outcomes compared to white Americans, according to the American Lung Association’s 3rd annual “State of Lung Cancer” report. The 2020 “State of Lung Cancer” report tracks the toll of lung cancer by state, and for the first time, this year’s report explores the lung cancer burden among racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. “The American Lung Association has long worked to bring lung cancer out of the shadows, and to fully uncover the toll of lung cancer and save more lives. While lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths, the lung cancer survival rate – the percentage of people alive five years after a lung cancer diagnosis – has increased 13% over the last five years to 22.6% nationally. “The ‘State of Lung Cancer’ highlights that too many people are being left behind when it comes to making progress against lung cancer.

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