Lung Cancer Now leading Cause of Cancer Deaths in Women in Developed Countries.

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A new study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians concluded that lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading caused of cancer deaths in females in developed countries. They believe this change reflects the tobacco epidemic in women that occurred later than in men.  Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer deaths for men in both developed and developing countries where breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in women (developing countries).  In 2012 it was estimated that there were  14.1 new cancer cases and 8.2 cancer deaths worldwide. In less developed countries, lung and breast cancer are the most frequent diagnosed cancers and the leading causes of cancer deaths in men and women respectively. In more developed countries, prostate and breast cancer are the more frequent diagnosed cancers among men and women, respectively, and lung cancer is the leading cause of death in both men and women.

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