ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with small cell lung cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.
This year, an estimated 222,500 adults (116,990 men and 105,510 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer. This includes people diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and NSCLC. About 10% to 15% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have small cell lung cancer.