Quiz: Introduction to Lung Cancer

  1. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer, accounting for about one out of ten malignancies in men and one out of five in women.
  2. Smokers are more than ten times more likely to develop lung cancer than nonsmokers.
  3. Men between 60 and 65 and women about 70 are at greater risk of having lung cancer.
  4. Some evidence suggests that women and Asian-American women are more vulnerable.
  5. If a doctor suspects lung cancer, an X-ray is the first step in diagnosis.
  6. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has three subtypes.
  7. About half of malignancies involving the lungs are small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
  8. Host (patient) factors, which contribute to better survivals, include good performance status, female gender, and age at diagnosis over 70 years.