About Lung Cancer
Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are
told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people die from this disease.
Deaths from lung cancer represent about one out of every six deaths from cancer
in the U.S.
While lung cancer grows, it often grows undetected and is
found only when it has already spread to other parts of the body.
Because of the impact of lung cancer, people are now aware
of the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke. Employers are increasingly
vigilant about protecting workers from hazardous exposures that increase lung
Your primary care provider is dedicated to monitoring your lungs
as part of your overall health. Researchers are developing better screening
procedures and treatments to win the fight against lung cancer. And St. Mary’s
of Michigan is committed to a treatment approach that quickly gets patients in
the hands of experts who can make a difference.