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Cancer figures for Ireland show increase in lung cancer in women

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7389.570/b (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:570
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. Galway

    The latest figures from the National Cancer Registry in Ireland have shown a marked increase in the number of cases of lung cancer in women in the past eight years.

    This new report from the registry showed that the incidence of lung cancer increased in women by more than 3% a year for the five years 1996 to 2000, whereas in men it fell by about 1% …

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