Most Women Not Aware of Deadly Potential of Lung Cancer

by Kathy Jones on  August 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM Cancer News
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A new survey carried out by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in Britain has revealed that most women fear that they may die from breast or cervical cancer even though figures reveal that lung cancer is the most potent killer among women.
 Most Women Not Aware of Deadly Potential of Lung Cancer
Most Women Not Aware of Deadly Potential of Lung Cancer

Over 2,000 women took part in the survey with over 80 percent of them stating that breast and cervical cancers caused more deaths among women.

However figures released by Cancer UK showed that while both the cancers cause around 13,000 deaths every year, lung cancer along accounted for over 15,000 deaths among women.

"Most women know about self-examination for signs of breast cancer, such as a lump, and to seek immediate medical advice if they have concerns. The results of this survey show that women are less likely to see their doctor urgently if they display symptoms of lung cancer, such as a constant cough", Dr Marianne Nicolson, who is a consultant medical oncologist, said.




Source: Medindia

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