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Lung Cancer in Maine

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, leading to more than 150,000 deaths per year.

  • Maine has the 6th highest rate of new lung cancer cases in the United States.
  • Maine has the 12th highest rate of deaths from lung cancer in the United States.
  • More than 1,430 people in Maine are diagnosed with lung cancer each year.
  • Maine‚Äôs lung cancer rates are 30% higher than the national average.
  • 75% of lung cancer cases in Maine are detected late and are often not treatable.

When lung cancer is found early, there are more options for treatment and a better chance for long-term survival.