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There are more than 430,000 Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-042801.pdf. Published 2014

Reference

Title
Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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