Lung Cancer Facts, A Reflection of World Cancer Day 2018

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World Caner Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day, an activity organized by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) that aims to raise cancer awareness and unite all in the fight against cancer.

At Rebrandsmoking, our commitment on World Cancer Day 2018 is to create awareness on smoking, quit smoking, and lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Here are the 10 facts about smoking and lung cancers:

  1. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the world.
  2. Lung cancer accounts for 27% all cancer deaths.
  3. 1 in 13 men and 1 in 16 women will get lung cancer in their lifetime.
  4. Only 15% of lung cancers are caught at an early stage.
  5. By the time that an individual with lung cancer develops symptoms, spread has usually occurred. When it has spread to other organs, the survival rate drops to 3.5%.
  6. About 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the U.S. each year.
  7. Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 people in the U. S annually – more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined.
  8. Roughly 10% to 15% of lung cancer patients have never smoked.
  9. Smoking is responsible for 90% of lung cancer deaths.
  10. Other causes of lung cancer include: radon, asbestos, air pollution, and family history.

Smoking affects everyone. It affects smoker himself and through secondhand and thirdhand smoking, the smoker transfers the thousand toxins and carcinogens to people nearby.

With modern technology, it is possible for smoker to enjoy the magic nicotine high and avoid the most of the toxins by use of electronic cigarette. We sincerely wish that all tobacco smokers could quit smoking and if not, at least switch to healthier alternative smoking, such as electronic cigarettes.

It should point out that besides smoking, there are many other factors that can play a role in lung cancer development, such as radon, asbestos, and air pollution etc. Be aware of these risk factors and take preventive procedures to avoid these risk factors.

Just as lung cancer affects people in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that lung cancer has on individuals, families and communities.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2018 is a reminder that how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the burden of lung cancer.

World Cancer Day 2108 is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do make a difference to the fight against lung cancer.

We are proud to join with the global community to advance the fight against lung cancer. Lung cancer is still responsible for millions of untimely deaths each year and profoundly affects the lives of those diagnosed and their loved ones. We must all work together to ensure our collective work reaches the millions of patients affected by lung cancer around the world on World Cancer Day 2018 and every day!

21 thoughts on “Lung Cancer Facts, A Reflection of World Cancer Day 2018

  1. Hello Anthony,

    Wow, Your article is going to be very helpful to all who are hocked up with smoking and are not able to quit this bad habit.

    I was shocked to read from this post about the number people who’re diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Did you say, about 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the U.S? That is very serious, no wonder lung cancer is killing a lot of people.

    I hope that this cancer day on the 4th of February would at least be of some help to smokers, so they can learn how to quit this dangerous habit.

    1. Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, lung cancer is a very dangerous disease. 90% of it are caused by smoking. You are right that I wish in this World Cancer Day there are some smokers receive the smoking and lung cancer message, decide to quit smoking.
      I am confident that soon or late we are going to have smoke free world.

  2. “Roughly 10% to 15% of lung cancer patients have never smoked.”

    That surprised me. At first I figured it must be second-hand smoke, but as you pointed out there are other causes like pollution.

    I truly hope I live to see the day when cancer is eliminated.

  3. These are some striking and frightening numbers, Anthony. E-cigarettes are a healthier alternative and one I wish more people would choose. Excellent cause, Anthony.

    1. Hi Sue,
      Thanks for stopping by and supports. We wish that smokers quit tobacco smoking, if not possible, it is wise to use healthier alternative smoking, such as electronic cigarettes. I am happy to see that the trend is toward this.

  4. Hello Anthony,
    Wow, scary statistics and thoughts. Is there any thought why women have a higher incidence of death than men from cigarettes? Do more women smoke than men?
    Feb4th…huh? wouldn’t it be nice if we did not have to have this awareness day?
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Hi Ariel,
      Thanks for stopping by and the question. Of the more than 5 million people who die every year from tobacco use, approximately 1.5 million are women (there are higher incidence of men death than that of women). There are about one billion smokers worldwide, among them about 200 million are women.

      You are right that in the future we would have no Cancer Day or something like this. Every day is cancer free day.

  5. Dear Anthony,

    Thanks for the Stats you provided the 10 facts about smoking and lung cancers I was really worried after looking at those stats and people fall as victim. Thanks for the great service you are providing. Keep up the great work.

    Your Friend,

    1. Hi Paul,
      Thanks for your supports. It is our duty to understand and broadcast the smoking, quit smoking, and lung cancer knowledge. Knowledge is power and with it we will be able to take action and to create environment for a better health for all.

  6. Anthony,

    I learned so much from your post. I was surprised that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the world. I was unaware of that statistic. Thanks for making people aware of such a huge killer. Very informative post.


    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for stopping by and I am happy that you gained some knowledge on lung cancer. It is number one cancer killer and it is possible to prevent the lung cancer by simple quit smoking. I am confident that we will have smoke free and lung cancer free world in the future.

  7. These statistics are totally shocking. So much so that I hope they shock a bunch of folks into quitting or never starting. Thank you for your commitment to getting this word out!
    I grew up in a time when cigarette companies actually gave away free samples to college kids. I am so glad real information is out there thanks to folks like you!

    1. Hi Anne,
      Thanks for stopping by and your encouragement. Everyone is affected by tobacco smoking and everyone should be aware that smoking is dangerous to people’s health. It is time to have smoke free world. Smokers are fortunately to have so many alternatives to tobacco smoking. I am confident that the smoke free world will arrive soon, if we all work together and help each other.

  8. Some very sobering statistics indeed. Like Annie, when I grew up smoking was heavily promoted. Every night there would be hundreds of cigarette commercials on TV to get people to buy their brand. When I was in the Army they even included cigarettes in our c-rations. Airlines would give you a four pack of cigarettes when you got on an airplane. it was crazy and no one talked about how harmful smoking was.

    1. Hi Craig,
      Thanks for sharing smoking history with us. It is no one’s fault and something like smoking takes time to understand and takes time for all of us to test and to approve it is bad or good. Unfortunately, after half century’s test, we have firm approval of the danger of the smoking, still there are about one billion people in the world smoke. This is the reason I set up this website to educate the public the danger of smoking. With efforts from all us, I am confident that there will be a smoke free world soon.

  9. Hi Anthony. Thank you for enlightening us with these stats. It is clear that whether we like it or not smoking affects everyone as you stated in this post. As responsible citizens of our societies we ought to play a part in alerting those who struggle with nicotine addiction on just how wide spread the consequences can be and that as you suggest in this post, there are healthier alternatives with far less devastating consequences.

    1. Hi Zola,
      Thanks for stopping by and your support. You are right that smoking affects everyone and everyone, smoker of non-smoker, is responsible for the betterment of our society. We need to take every possible opportunity to educate smokers the danger of smoking and other healthier alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes. With all involved, I am confident that we are going have smoking free world soon.

  10. Just the fact that cancer is so widespread should alarm every smoker on this planet. The reality is we make these choices. I do have a wondering in the back of my mind though. Back in the ’70s when marijuana was banned in the United States of America, I wonder how many of the people that have gotten cancer since then could have been prevented or cured with a plant that is now coming out to have all these amazing effects, Including killing cancer?

    1. Hi Brittaney,
      I am impressed by your passion on marijuana, particularly your believe of its effect on cancer. I do see a lot of reports that marijuana cure some cancer patients. You are right that patients should have the right to choose whatever products for their benefits. I am happy to see the trend of marijuana usage. I wish that marijuana could be available for anyone who would like to treat their illness.

  11. Hello there Anthony,
    WOW, these stats are mind-blowing. I remember years ago before the world started becoming ‘smoking conscious’, they would talk about the effects of smoking on non-smokers. Now, seeing your stats where 27% of cancer patients never smoked, it really makes you think about smoking on a whole and its effect.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for stopping by. The number doesn’t lie. Smoking causes a number of serious diseases, including lung cancer and heart disease. By preventing smoking, a significant number of the deadly diseases could be avoided. Good thing is that more and more people realize the dangers of smoking. I am confident that in the near future, we will all live a smoke free world.

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