Women & Lung Cancer
- Lung cancer deaths among women have increased 150% in the past two decades.
- Two thirds of the public does not know that lung cancer is more fatal than breast cancer and has been since 1987. (Study funded by the American Legacy Foundation)
- The number of women dying from lung cancer is double the number dying from breast cancer.
- There is a possiblity that women’s lungs may have a genetic predisposition to cancer when exposed. (Amerian Cancer Society)
- Among people who have never smoked, women appear more likely than men to develop lung cancer. (JAMA article, 4/14/04)