Epidemiology of lung cancer: a worldwide epidemic.

  title={Epidemiology of lung cancer: a worldwide epidemic.},
  author={Barbara G Valanis},
  journal={Seminars in oncology nursing},
  volume={12 4},
OBJECTIVES To examine patterns and trends in lung cancer and the risk factors associated with development of this disease. DATA SOURCES Epidemiologic studies, research studies, review articles, and government reports pertaining to epidemiology of lung cancer. CONCLUSION Epidemiological evidence documents that most lung cancer cases could be prevented. With 3 million persons worldwide dying annually from lung cancer attributable to smoking, cigarette smoking remains the number one target for… CONTINUE READING