Sex and gender differences in non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Donington2011SexAG,
  title={Sex and gender differences in non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Jessica Scott Donington and Yolonda L Colson},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          137-45
        }
}
  • Jessica Scott Donington, Yolonda L Colson
  • Published in
    Seminars in thoracic and…
    2011
  • Medicine
  • Historically, lung cancer has been viewed as a male disease, but during the past 50 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of lung cancer in women. Lung cancer is currently the most common cause of cancer death in American women, accounting for more than one quarter of all cancer deaths. This has been attributed to a significant increase in tobacco consumption by women; however, approximately 1 in 5 women with lung cancer never smoked. As the incidence of lung cancer in women… CONTINUE READING

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