Lung cancer statistics

  • Some 15,449 women died from lung cancer in 2010, compared to 11,556 from breast cancer the same year.
  • Around 41,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year (23,000 men and 18,000 women).
  • Death toll is more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and leukaemia combined.

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Lung cancer warning for women

Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the most common cause of cancer death among women in the UK, according to new research.