Not counting skin cancer, lung cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer in men and women and is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. In 2017, Nebraska ranked 30th for the rate of lung cancer cases (CDC Data Visualization Tool)
Thankfully, many people are quitting smoking causing a decrease in the number of cases of lung cancer. If you need help quitting smoking, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Hotline at (800) 662-HELP.