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The trend can’t be explained by smoking behaviors, says one of the study’s authors, Ahmedin Jemal, PhD, vice president of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. “About 85 percent of lung cancer cases are cau
“All of a sudden within the last 10 to 15 years, women are at greater risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer than men,” Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, told CBS News. “We really don’t know why this is and we are
Reversing a historic trend, rates of lung cancer among younger white and Hispanic women have surpassed those of men — and the change cannot be fully explained by gender differences in smoking behavior, researchers said Wednesday. Previous research point
In this issue, Tindle et al. (9) present findings relating lifetime smoking history to the risk of lung cancer, with an emphasis on exploring the relative risk reduction for incident lung cancer in former vs current smokers. The authors evaluated a total
Among heavy former smokers, lung cancer risk drops within five YSQ relative to continuing smokers, yet it remains more than threefold higher than never smokers after 25 YSQ. Four of ten lung cancers occurred in former smokers with more 15 YSQ, beyond the
Tobacco makes the risk of lung cancer and heart attack soar, but that’s only the beginning. “Smoking is the most destructive habit when it comes to lung health,” says geriatrician Robert Stall, MD, of Buffalo, New York. “It triggers conditions like emphys
Attorneys battled Friday over whether nicotine addiction and a conspiracy to hide smoking’s dangers caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006848. “It’s almost a 50-year conspiracy
claims defendants fraudulently concealed the dangers of smoking and furthered her husband’s addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused her husband’s lung cancer and death.
in our study, we examined the proportion of never-smokers in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, not the incidence of lung cancer cases in never-smokers, as was described in the correspondence. Based on our data, our conclusion is that the propor
We found no statistically significant difference in the proportion of never-smokers compared with smokers over time periods similar to those of Pelosof et al. (1), and thus no evidence of a temporal change in the proportions of lung cancer cases in neve
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