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  • Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada.

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  • On average, 78 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer every day.

  • On average, 58 Canadians died from lung cancer every day.

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  • It is estimated that about 1 in 11 Canadian men will develop lung cancer during his lifetime and one in 14 will die from it.

  • It is estimated that about 1 in 14 Canadian women will develop lung cancer during her lifetime and one in 17 will die from it.

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  • Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018

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  • It is estimated that 28,600 Canadians will develop lung cancer in 2017 and 21,100 will die from it. Incidence of lung cancer remains higher in males (76.5 per 100,000) than females (65.3 per 100,000). Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both males (26.1% of cancer deaths) and females (26.2% of cancer deaths).being exposed to other chemicals

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