Michigan Above National Average for Lung Cancer Survival, Treatment

Doctors use ablation to treat lung cancer

A 62-year-old woman with early-stage lung cancer had surgery and chemotherapy at the hospital last year.

The report examines the toll of lung cancer throughout the nation and outlines steps each state can take to better protect its residents from lung cancer.

It finds people of color face worse outcomes than whites.

"Lung cancer screening is a powerful tool to save lives", Costa said in the press release.

Incidence refers to the number of new cases of lung cancer.

Part of the reason that lung cancer is so deadly is because most cases are diagnosed at a later stage, after the disease has spread. The nationwide five-year lung cancer survival rate of 22.6 percent reflects a 13 percent improvement over the past five years. Survival rates were best in CT (27.1%), Minnesota (26.9%), New Jersey and Rhode Island (both 25.9%), and worst in Alabama (17.1%), MS (17.6%) and Louisiana (18.1%). It's also important to remember that lung cancer screenings are quick and easy. Screening rates were best in MA (18.5%), Vermont (13.8%), and New Hampshire (12.1%), and worst in New Mexico (1.6%), California (1.2%), and Nevada (1.0%). Almost 23% of Pennsylvanians diagnosed with lung cancer receive surgery, which is the same as the national average.


Early Diagnosis: Nationally, only 22.9% of cases are diagnosed at an early stage when the survival rate is much higher.

The organization is concerned about the early diagnosis among Latinos, which it says is 16%. The rate of surgical treatment was 19% lower for Black and Indigenous peoples (American Indians/Alaska Natives).

"The "State of Lung Cancer" highlights that too many people are being left behind when it comes to making progress against lung cancer".

The report only looked at state Medicaid programs.

According to Pat McKone, Senior Director for the Lung Assocation, the state's higher average can be attributed to a lot of things like cleaner air quality and lower rates of second hand smoke but a large contributor to this is Minnesota's early detection rates. It is republished with permission.

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