Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S in both men and women.
While not all lung cancers are a result of smoking, people who smoke do have the greatest risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you’ve smoked.
Lung cancer screening is now recommended for men and women 55 to 74 years old who have a significant smoking history. For more information about Lung Cancer Screening at MD Anderson Cooper, click here.