Lung cancer in women.


Journal Article (Review)

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in both men and women; however, there are some clear gender-based differences. As the incidence of lung cancer is declining in men, the incidence of lung cancer is increasing in women. Women are more likely than men to have adenocarcinoma, a histologic subtype that correlates with worsened prognosis, but women have improved survival compared with men. Genetic predisposition and the presence of estrogen receptors in lung cancer cells may predispose women to developing lung cancer. Further studies are needed to understand the mechanism and significance of these findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coscio, AM; Garst, J

Published Date

  • July 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 248 - 251

PubMed ID

  • 17254523

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17254523

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3790


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States