Women and lung cancer: does oestrogen play a role?

@article{Siegfried2001WomenAL,
  title={Women and lung cancer: does oestrogen play a role?},
  author={Jill M. Siegfried},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 8},
  pages={506-13}
}
Smoking-related disease remains a major public-health problem. Large numbers of women continue to smoke, and new smokers are almost as likely to be female as male. Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease; annual lung-cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer, and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases. The results of several studies suggest that women are more susceptible than men to lung cancer and to conditions that predispose to this cancer… CONTINUE READING

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Lung - cancer incidence and risk in women are discussed , and evidence for possible mechanisms of increased female risk are presented , including the role of oestrogen in the development of lung cancer .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung - cancer incidence and risk in women are discussed , and evidence for possible mechanisms of increased female risk are presented , including the role of oestrogen in the development of lung cancer .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung cancer is still a largely incurable disease ; annual lung - cancer mortality in women exceeds that of breast cancer , and lung cancer now accounts for 12% of all new female cancer cases .
Lung - cancer incidence and risk in women are discussed , and evidence for possible mechanisms of increased female risk are presented , including the role of oestrogen in the development of lung cancer .
The results of several studies suggest that women are more susceptible than men to lung cancer and to conditions that predispose to this cancer , such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .
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