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Prevalence and Incidence of Adenocarcinoma of lung

Adenocarcinoma of lung: Rare Disease

Adenocarcinoma of lung is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adenocarcinoma of lung, or a subtype of Adenocarcinoma of lung, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Adenocarcinoma of lung usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Adenocarcinoma of lung at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Adenocarcinoma of lung refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Adenocarcinoma of lung diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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