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Life Expectancy

A statistical estimate of the expected lifespan of an individual based on a person’s year of birth, current age, and demographic factors such as sex and location, assuming that current mortality rates hold indefinitely into the future

Lung cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the lungs, it is called lung cancer. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells grow without order or control, destroying the healthy lung tissue around them.