Kentucky is number one in Lung Cancer and Number One in
Smoking. (Click on Picture to Enlarge)
has 76.5 Deaths per 100,000 citizens each year.
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causes 87% of all lung cancer cases. Smokers have approximately
one chance in 10 of developing lung cancer over his/her lifetime.
Kentucky has the highest incidence of adult smoking (2) and the highest
incidence of lung cancer - (in 1997 to 1998 82 cases per 100,000 people
per year). Lung cancer rates are 52% higher in Kentucky than the
national average (1). To the right is a
picture of a surgical specimen of a lung, filled with cancer.
United States Totals 2004 (3) Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Kentucky Totals 2004 (3) Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Kentucky Totals 2002 (2) Lung and Bronchus Cancer
References: (1) Lung Cancer Policy Brief Volume
1 Issue 2 - University of Kentucky Prevention Research Center
(2) CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Vol 52 No 1 Jan/Feb
2002 (3) CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Vol 54 No 1 Jan/Feb
The X-Rays shown below are
from a 57 year old, with a 75 pack year history of smoking, who was
found to have a carcinoma in the upper portion of his right lung.
The far left hand picture is a chest X-Ray which shows a lesion in the
patient's right lung with deviation of the trachea ( wind pipe ) to the
right side (red arrows). The left hand pictures are Chest CT Scans
of the same lesion.
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