HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Female smokers are twice as likely as male smokers to develop lung cancer

CHICAGO Women have double the risk of developing lung cancer from tobacco use than do men, according to 10 years of research using computed tomography (CT) screening. The study also found that the risk for lung cancer increases with the amount of tobacco smoked and as a smoker ages.

The research was presented today at the 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

"We found that women had twice the risk of developing lung cancer as men, independent of how much they smoked, their age, or the size and textures of nodules found in their lungs," said Claudia I. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and division chief of chest imaging at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center in New York City. "There is as of yet no clear consensus why women are at increased risk."

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) partially supported the study of 2,968 men and women age 40 and older, with some history of cigarette smoking, to determine which risk indicators age, gender, number of years smoking when combined with the size and texture of lung nodules found on CT scans impacted the probability of developing lung cancer. The research was part of the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP), designed to evaluate the usefulness of annual CT screenings in people at high risk for lung cancer.

A total of 77 lung cancers were diagnosed in the 2,968 men and women screened. Researchers used logistic regression to further study the probability of malignancy based on nodule size and texture for 1,097 participants who had at least one lung nodule.

"We also found that the more you smoke and as you age the greater the chances of developing lung cancer," said Dr. Henschke, the study's lead author.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2003, ACS estimates that 171,900 new cases of lung cancer will be
'"/>

Contact: Maureen Morley
mmorley@rsna.org
630-590-7754
Radiological Society of North America
1-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
2. Female condoms overlooked in fight against spread of HIV/AIDS
3. Female & black legislators more likely than others to prioritize childrens health
4. Female physicians more emotionally focused and patient-centered when communicating with patients
5. Female physicians more emotionally focused and patient-centered when communicating with patients
6. Female medical students more patient-centered
7. Female-specific genetic factors that contribute to emotional behaviors
8. Female hormones dont cause overeating and weight gain
9. Female Soccer Players Perform Best On A High-Fat Diet, UB Study Finds
10. HbA1 Predicts Coronary Artery Disease In Female But Not Male Type 1 Diabetics, Says University Of Pittsburgh Researcher
11. NYU Anthropologist Says Female Statuettes From Ice-Age Europe Were Carved To Protect Health Of Pregnant Mothers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/12/2019)... , ... June 12, 2019 , ... ... causing relationships with caregivers and dementia patients to deteriorate. , Researchers from ... included a survey with professional caregivers who care for people who have dementia ...
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... NDA Partners ... with more than 25 years of experience in quality systems development, quality systems ... medical devices, has joined NDA Partners as an Expert Consultant. Her experience includes ...
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... ... In September of 2018, NVNA and Hospice (NVNA) partnered with Health Recovery ... its full-scale launch in March, NVNA has expanded its program with HRS to provide ... has achieved an average all-cause hospital readmissions rate of 7.3% and has seen a ...
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... We ... fertility care for UPMC Pinnacle, a top-rated healthcare system, providing cutting-edge fertility treatment ... of Excellence for many premier insurance plans because of our commitment to evidence-based ...
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... Millions of ... preventing them from participating in education or the workforce, and even from accessing ... recognize communication as a human right and address communication disability in ways that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... Recent lawsuits, ... with a back problem, underscore the responsibility of employers to provide reasonable accommodations ... accommodation requests are reasonable and which are not - from requests by hearing-impaired ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... June 13, 2019 , ... ... celebrating 10 years of educating medical professionals and the public about non-invasive photobiomodulation ... this fall in Orlando, Florida to help commemorate the milestone. , ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... HMP, a leading healthcare education and events company, today ... 25 Fastest-Growing Shows in Net Square Footage” by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). The ... over that period. Winners will be honored during the 2019 TSNN Awards, taking place ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: