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Lung cancer deaths in women continue to rise

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7210.594c (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:594
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Death rates for lung cancer among women in the European Union continue to rise. Among women aged 35 to 64, mortality has almost doubled since 1955 and is now approaching the levels for intestinal cancer, the second leading site in women of that age group. Breast cancer remains the leading cause.

    According to a new analysis of a World Health Organisation database, age standardised …

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