Lung cancer statistics: 1% decrease in deaths among women

Smoking is the primary cause behind lung cancer in women.

Finally here is the good news for all of us. As per latest statistical report, there is around 1% decline in the death rate related to lung cancer in women. This development, though very slow and seemingly small is still an achievement. The 1% decline of death rate for women lung cancer has been noted over 5 years, from 2003 to 2007.

The statistical report on women lung cancer depicts several important issues in this regard. Following are some of these important observations.

  • Initially the death incidents related to women lung cancer were on the rise. But this report proves that the scenario has changed considerably and in the positive direction.
  • The possible reason behind this development is that wmen have become more conscious about the effects of smoking and have carefully avoided the habit to ensure their health and wellness. This behavior has been reflected into the result after a considerable length of time.
  • The result was expected by the experts and scientists, as this trend has already been reflected in men
  • According to the statistical report, the death rate has dropped on average by 0.9% in a year, from 2003 to 2007.
  • In 2003, the death rate in lung cancer was 41.24 for every 100000 women; however the rate reduced to 39.98 for every 100,000 women, in the year 2007.
  • Although the death rate has significantly reduced for lung cancer patients, it still remains the main cause of death due to cancer for men and women, both.

According to the executive director of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Betsy A. Kohler, “This is really good news”. She also mentioned that, “We expected this trend would happen in women because we saw the pattern in men, and women picked up smoking cigarettes a little later.”

Clinical trials are important to develop new treatments for lung cancer. Some of these are listed below

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