by Colleen Fleiss on  February 7, 2020 at 1:08 AM Cancer News
Lung Cancer Rates are Rising in Young Women Across Multiple Countries: Study
In young adults in 40 countries across five continents, a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years has been uncovered. The findings of the study have been published in An International Journal of Cancer.

The emerging trend was widespread, affecting countries across varied geographic locations and income levels. The changes appeared to be driven by a rising rate of adenocarcinoma lung cancer among women.

Historically, lung cancer rates have been higher among men than women because men started smoking in large numbers earlier and smoked at higher rates.

Additional research is needed to identify the reasons for the elevated incidence of lung cancer among young women observed in this study.

Source: Eurekalert

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