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Morning Rounds: National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 11:31:32-05

MISSOULA – We answer your medical questions every Wednesday on Montana This Morning during Morning Rounds.

If you have a question that you’d like us to answer, just send us an email at morningrounds@kpax.com.

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Kasey Harbine breaks down what you need to know about the dangers of lung cancer during the November 21, 2018 edition of Morning Rounds.


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information about lung cancer on their website including the following:

In 2015, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 218,527 new cases of Lung and Bronchus cancer were reported, and 153,718 people died of Lung and Bronchus cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 people, 58 new Lung and Bronchus cancer cases were reported and 41 died of cancer. 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer.