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From 2007 to 2011, lung cancer incidence rates decreased by three percent each year in men and 2.2 percent each year in women.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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