New York Daily News - The Daily Checkup with Dr. Charles Powell: Lung Cancer is Most Common Cause of Cancer-related Death, Tied to Smoking, Genes

 – August 3, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and the world; last year, about 210,000 Americans were newly diagnosed with lung cancer, and 160,000 others died of it. "Lung cancer is a tumor that arises within the lung and can remain localized or can spread to the lymph nodes or outside the chest," says Dr. Charles Powell from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "About 90 percent of lung-cancer patients have a history of smoking."  Learn more