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Lung cancer

What you need to know about lung cancer — and why we're hopeful for the future


"This is a time of great optimism because innovations, including the ability to screen for the disease, minimally invasive surgery, targeted radiation therapy and new systemic therapies, are transforming all aspects of lung cancer care."

Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2023. Canadian Cancer Society


This section was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck Canada, Sanofi Canada and Astra Zeneca Canada.


"There's no point in quitting. The damage is already done"

It's never too late to quit smoking. Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer. If you've been diagnosed with lung cancer, quitting can give you a better prognosis and a better quality of life.