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Lung cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. One in thirteen (1/13) men and one in sixteen women (1/16) will be diagnosed with lung cancer during their lifetime.1 The risk of dying from lung cancer is 23 times higher among male smokers, and 13 times higher among‐ female smokers, compared to non-smokers.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
May 23, 2016