In 2017, 28,600 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer and 21,100 died of the disease.
The number of lung cancer deaths exceeds the total number of deaths from colorectal cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Because of smoke inhalation and exposure to toxic chemicals, I live with the fear of cancer virtually every day.
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.