Lung cancer 'different in women'
April 14, 2004 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Lung cancer 'different in women' Rates of lung cancer in women have increased significantly in recent decades while those for men have remained stable. Female smokers have a greater chance of developing lung cancer, and a higher risk of developing adenocarcinoma, which is the most common form of the disease. But women also have better survival rates, the researchers said.
posted by mcgraw (3 comments total)
I wonder how many women have died of heart attacks precisely because the medical community didn't realize that "men women are very different." There's a long history of medical researchers excluding women from medical studies, especially in cardiovascular disease. Hopefully this study will encourage more research in the future into effective therapies for women.
posted by hhc5 at 11:39 AM on April 14, 2004

Also here (NY Times, subscription req'd).
posted by mcgraw at 1:33 PM on April 14, 2004

Interesting. Very few of my male friends smoke, but a lot of my female friends do.
posted by snarfodox at 6:46 AM on April 15, 2004

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