Demographics & Statistics - Who
Gets Lung Cancer?
Women & Lung Cancer (Lungcancer.org)
General information and facts on how and why lung cancer is the number
one cancer killer of women.
& Bronchus: US Racial/Ethnic Patterns (National Cancer
Provides a brief overview of the incidence of lung cancer
among racial/ethnic groups.
Statistics, 2005 (American Cancer Society)
v. 55, no. 1 CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Comprehensive cancer statistics, including lung cancer.
Provides an overview of cancer frequency, incidence, mortality and survival.
What Causes Lung Cancer?
Causes Lung Cancer? (American Cancer Society)
Describes the causes of lung cancer, including tobacco smoking,
exposure to second-hand smoke, asbestos, radon and various other environmental
agents. Briefly addresses the role of personal and family history, diet
and gender in the development of lung cancer. [1/05]
Smoke: Questions & Answers (National Cancer Institute)
Defines environmental tobacco smoke (also called "second-hand
smoke") and how it can cause respiratory illnesses in non-smokers,
including lung cancer in healthy, adult nonsmokers. [2/05]
Exposure: Questions & Answers (National Cancer Institute)
Provides information on asbestos: what it is, the health
hazards of asbestos exposure, including lung cancer, how to protect yourself
from asbestos exposure and what to do if you have been exposed to asbestos.
Points out that smokers who have been exposed to asbestos have a greatly
increased risk of lung cancer. [7/03]
& Cancer: Questions & Answers (National Cancer Institute)
General fact sheet about radon: what it is and how it can
cause cancer, including lung cancer. [1/98]
Lung Cancer Basics: Overviews & Introductions
Cancer (American Association for Cancer Research)
AACR fact sheet provides a concise overview and introduction to lung
cancer: description, statistics, early detection and diagnosis, latest
research, current treatment and resources. [n.d.]
Cancer of the Lung (CancerBACUP)
Provides an introduction to lung cancer. Covers lung cancer causes, symptoms
and types. Addresses diagnosis, testing and treatments (surgery, radiotherapy,
chemotherapy, laser therapy), and symptom relief, among other topics.
You Need to Know About Lung Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
Information booklet describes lung cancer, its symptoms, diagnosis, and
treatment. Covers emotional support, questions for your doctor, side effects
and resources. [9/02]
CancerQuest: The Biology of
Nonprofit website intended to teach the biology of cancer to
cancer patients, their family and friends, and others interested in gaining
a general understanding of the disease process and current approaches
to treatment. Topics include: the building blocks, cell structure, information
flow, cell division, genetic change, the genes of cancer, tumor biology,
diagnosis and detection, cancer treatments and clinical trials.
the Respiratory System Works
Respiratory System (University of Bristol)
Describes the respiratory system and how it works. Topics
include: the lungs, pleurae, rib cage, diaphragm, intercostal muscles,
inspiration and expiration. [7/01]