The number of people dying of lung cancer is twice the number dying of bowel cancer and three times the number dying of breast and prostate cancer

Half of our members were under 50 years of age at diagnosis

Whilst smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, 13,000 cases are diagnosed every year in the UK which are NOT caused by smoking

75% of our members are female

About 46,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK

Whilst lung cancer rates are falling, cases of young non-smoking women are on the increase

70% of our members have never smoked

About 4% of lung cancer patients have the ALK mutation but the mutation is present in about 30% of young non-smoking patients

About 100 people die of lung cancer every day in the UK

 

4 in 10 lung cancer patients are diagnosed in A & E

85% of our members were diagnosed at Stage 4