An increasing number of Americans are taking a more cautious approach to lung cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
The CDC said in its annual lung cancer report that lung cancer is on the rise in the United States and the United Kingdom.
More than 2.7 million Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer in the past year, according to the report.
The latest figures showed that about 17,000 Americans died of the disease in the U.S. last year.
The numbers of lung cancer deaths in the world were not immediately available.
The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and France all had more than 1 million lung cancer cases last year, and France was No. 1, according the CDC.
The U.K. reported the highest number of deaths in 2016, with nearly 5,000 deaths.
In 2016, British Columbia, the second-highest state in the country, had nearly 2,000 more deaths than the U, the CDC said.
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