20 percent of Lung Cancer Patients Is Not a Smoker – topmedicaljournals.com
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the group, both in women and men. According to various studies of cancer is caused by tobacco. Although most lung cancer patients are smokers, but 20% of cancer patients are not smokers.
In the U.S., lung cancer deaths each year reached 40,000 per year. The female non-smokers are also at risk twice as likely to die from lung cancer as well as ovarian cancer. Recent research from France said a trend of rising lung cancer patients, in women and the non smoker. Some experts have concluded that lung cancer is no longer identical with active smokers. Passive smokers has an increased risk of the disease. If we have a lung, then we may have lung cancer. Lung cancer is now the same as cancer that attacks other organs.
The experts said the stigma surrounding smoking habits attached to lung cancer, which is known as a disease that sought its own, has reduced public sympathy for patients and lead to lack of funding to research this disease. Funds for breast cancer research every year to reach U.S. $ 27,000, while for lung cancer is only 1400 U.S. dollars.
Nevertheless, scientists are slowly beginning to understand the causes of cancer in non-smokers. One fact is female non-smokers have a greater risk than men, which is two to one. Although the exact cause is not clear, but like tumors of the breast, lung cancer aggressiveness is most likely influenced by estrogen.