Lung Cancer Rates Have Gone Up

Iowa has a higher-than-average rate of new lung cancer cases, according to a report from the American Lung Association. Alyssa DePhillips of the American Lung Association in Iowa says 65 out of every 100,000 Iowans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year.

Iowa also ranks low nationally for early detection of lung cancer and in the five-year survival rates for Iowans who’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer.