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Women at double risk of small cell lung cancer

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7173.1614b (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1614
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop small cell lung cancer--which is the most aggressive form of the disease and which is often inoperable--according to the results of the largest study of patients with lung cancer yet to be carried out in the United Kingdom.

    The clinical features of more than 1000 patients with lung cancer presenting to 46 UK hospitals have been analysed as part of a study based at the Royal College of Physicians' Research …

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