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The Weekly: Lung cancer, cancer screenings and more

November 20, 2020

The Weekly

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Race, Ethnicity, and Lung Cancer: An Expert Perspective on Improving Care

WEDNESDAY, November 18 (Healthline)—Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated 228,820 people in the country will develop new cases of lung cancer this year, and roughly 135,720 will die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.

“Lung cancer affects people of all races and ethnicities in the United States. However, the burden is greater for many vulnerable populations,” Jeanne Regnante, the chief health equity and diversity officer at the nonprofit organization LUNGevity Foundation, told Healthline.

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