Michigan Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Indicators:
New Cases of Lung Cancer


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Indicator:  Incidence rate for lung cancer

What it measures:  The number of newly diagnosed cases of lung and bronchus cancers per 100,000 residents during a specific time frame

Why it is important:  More people die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. It kills nearly 5,900 Michigan residents every year.

The most important risk factor for lung cancer is smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes. Other factors that can increase your risk for developing lung cancer include:

(Sources:  Cancer in Michigan, 2009;  2012 Michigan Resident Death File;  Cancer Facts & Figures, 2015)

MDHHS programs that address this indicator:  Cancer;  Tobacco

MDHHS data for this indicator:  Cancer Statistics

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Download this indicator as an interactive (.swf) file:  Lung Cancer Incidence, by County

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