Lung cancer overtaking breast cancer as leading cause of cancer death
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A review reported in the Annals of Oncology looked at the pattern and distribution of different cancers. They concluded, due to people living longer, that more people are developing cancer but that fewer are dying of the disease due to the advances in screening and treatment.
In 2013, it is estimated that around 82,640 European women will die from lung cancer, while 88,886 will die from breast cancer. It is suggested that the worrying rise in lung cancer death among women is apparently due to the large number of young women who started smoking in the 1960s and 1970s. It is anticipated that the increase will continue to rise until at least 2020, but that this should reduce with time. Read more here.
Figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) show that every year 157,000 children in the UK alone start smoking. As CRUK points out, this stark fact highlights the importance of reducing the number of people who smoke by both encouraging smokers to quit and through the introduction of plain, standardised packaging 'to give young people one less reason to start'.
Contact your local GP surgery for help and advice about how to quit.
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