Lung Cancer at a Glance Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by James Jett, MD (November 2013). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: Summary: Lung Cancer at a Glance Lung Cancer Facts Even non-smokers are at risk228,190 estimated new lung cancer cases in the U.S. in 2013 159,480 estimated lunch cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2013 Women smokers are 13x more likely to develop lung cancer compared to never-smokers. Men smokers are 23x more likely to develop lung cancer compared to never-smokers. Even if you are a never-smoker, you may still develop lung cancer. Smoking contributes to lung cancer in 80% of women & 90% of men Risk Factors for Lung Cancer Smoking cigarettes Prior radiation in the chest area Other lung diseases Genetics in a first degree relative Environmental tobacco exposure Asbestos, a toxic chemical Radon, a radioactive gas found in soil Secondhand Smoke 3,400 lung cancer deaths each year among never-smokers 20-30% greater chance of developing lung cancer from secondhand smoke as compared to someone with no secondhand smoke Symptoms of Lung Cancer Chronic cough Coughing up blood Chest pain Shortness of breath Hoarseness Wheezing Headache and swelling of face, arms or neck Arm, shoulder or neck pain These can be similar to other more common problems. Most people with lung cancer have more than one symptom. Consult with your health care provider if you are concerned about your symptoms. More Information on Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Overview Lung Nodules Overview Top Lung Cancer Questions to Ask Your MD Patient Story: A Life-Saving Diagnosis Lung Cancer Screening CT Program Lung Cancer Center Lung Nodule Registry Program Lung Nodule Clinic Find a Doctor You may use this infographic or our Lung Cancer at a Glance (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.