The leukocyte count and risk of lung cancer.


The association between leukocyte count and subsequent risk of lung cancer was evaluated in three large cohorts from the United States and Britain. A total of 309 lung cancer events occurred among 28,181 men whose cases were followed-up for 7 to 12 years. In all three cohorts, there was a marked increase in risk of lung cancer with increasing leukocyte… (More)