Lung Cancer Affecting More American Women Ever Than Men

Lung cancer affecting more American women ever than men, notes the new study despite the previously considered trend suggesting that men are more likely to be detected with the disease as compared to women.

Since the last two decades, the rates of patients detected with lung cancer have been observed quite lowering down, while at the same time women who age from 30 to 54 years old are reported with very less rates of the benefit.

Being the deadliest type of cancer for both women and men in the United States, the disease has a major contributor as cigarette smoking for nearly 80 – 90 per cent cases of diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new research is an association between National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society, which offers a combination of both the results as positive and negative. The findings obtained during the research have been disclosed in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

To conduct the study , the research team explored all the latest data based on the lung cancer cases dated from the year 1995 to 2024 with respect several segmentation such as age, sex ethnic group or race, birth details and year when the disease was diagnosed.

Chief medical officer, Dr. Otis Brawley at the American Cancer Society said in a statement given to a new channel, “All of a sudden within the last 10 to 15 years, women are at greater risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer than men. We really don’t know why this is and we are going to do further research. We have looked at smoking issues, and smoking patterns don’t fully explain this.”


Alex Blair was born and raised in the Santa Fe area   Alex has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for several large blogs including Joystiq and CNET.  As a journalist for Roswell Gazette, Alex covers state news and human interest stories.

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