Texas Lung Cancer Statistics

An estimated 34,960 people in Texas will die from cancer in 2008. Approximately, one in three will be lung cancer, more than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.

All Cancers: 34,960
Lung: 9,890
Breast: 2,520
Colon: 3,020
Prostate 1,730

Incidence rates for breast and prostate cancer are higher, probably due to more aggressive screening programs.

Incidence rates/100,000 persons (1999-2003):

Males Females
Lung: 91.0 51.0
Breast: 117.2
Prostate: 147.9
Colon: 59.7 41.0

The lethality of lung cancer is apparent in the mortality rates:

Death rates/100,000 persons (1999-2003):

Males Females
Lung: 74.8 39.1
Breast: 24.5
Prostate: 27.0
Colon: 22.6 15.4

The under funding of research and early detection for lung cancer is reflected in a comparison of 5 year survival rates (SEER 1996-2002):

Lung: 15%
Breast: 88.5%
Colon: 64.1%
Prostate 99.9%