LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In the United States, someone will die from lung cancer every three minutes.

It’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women …yet it remains a cancer few want to talk about.

In 2009, lung cancer killed more Americans than breast, colon, liver, kidney, prostate and skin cancers … combined.

Sixty percent of lung cancer patients are non smokers, 15% of them have never smoked.

Some of these startling, eye-opening statistics will be part of a storyline on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” starting Monday (incidentally, the show’s 6,000 episode.)

Jack Wagner’s character Nick Marone will discover a spot on his lung. He’ll have an intervention by Stephanie (Emmy-winner Susan Flannery) who, we are told, is a stage 4 lung cancer patient.

Several lung cancer survivors (most notably Emmy-winner Kathryn Joosten, Mrs. McCluskey on “Desperate Housewives”) will also take part in the storyline.

For more about lung cancer, click on the following link: http://lcfamerica.org/

  1. Lung cancer kidney cancer says:

    United states is usually split up into two types, small-cell carcinoma, also know as ‘oat cell’, and non-small cell carcinoma. The second is more categorised straight into …lung cancer

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