Lung Cancer in the Black Community

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Who Gets Lung Cancer?

Lung Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Black men and women and the leading cause of cancer-related Black deaths. More than 25,000 Black people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. A history of smoking cigarettes is the most important risk factor for getting lung cancer. However, not everyone with lung cancer smokes or has smoked.

What Can I Do About It?

Lung cancer is a serious problem, but there ARE things YOU can do.

1. Stop smoking

  • Smoking is the greatest risk factor for getting lung cancer
  • Heavy smokers lower their risk of lung cancer by 39.1% within 5 years of quitting.

2. Lung Screening

3. Find out if you're eligible for lung screening

Learn more about lung screening