Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States.
According to the Mayo Clinic, lung cancer is also the most preventable cancer. The primary risk factor of lung cancer is the length of time and number of cigarettes a person smokes.
The Centers for Disease Control ranks lung cancer as having more accounted deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined.
More specifically, 90,139 men and 69,078 women died from lung cancer.
News 8 Austin by Ivanhoe, 10/15/09