[Epidemiology of lung cancer and prevention strategy in Japan].

  title={[Epidemiology of lung cancer and prevention strategy in Japan].},
  author={Tomotaka Sobue},
  journal={Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene},
  volume={51 3},
  • Tomotaka Sobue
  • Published 1996 in
    Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of…
The incidence of and mortality from lung cancer have been increasing rapidly during recent decades in Japan, and in 1993 lung cancer became the leading cause of death from cancer in males. This increasing tendency is most striking for older age groups, especially those above 70 years of age. The incidence of multiple cancers related to lung cancer has been also increasing. Of the major risk factors for lung cancer, direct smoking has the greatest influence. When divided by histologic type… CONTINUE READING