Navigation Links
Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women
Date:5/4/2009

Research suggests greater female susceptibility to carcinogens

MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be more vulnerable than men to cancer-causing ingredients in cigarettes, according to a new study.

In an examination of data on 683 people with lung cancer who had been referred to a lung cancer center between 2000 and 2005, Swiss researchers found that female patients tended to be younger when they developed the disease, even though they tended to smoke significantly fewer cigarettes than men.

"Our findings suggest that women may have an increased susceptibility to tobacco carcinogens," wrote Dr. Martin Frueh and colleagues. The study was to be presented this week at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology, in Lugano, Switzerland.

The results add to growing evidence that smoking poses greater health risks to women than men, according to the conference co-chair, Dr. Enriqueta Felip, of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

"In the early 1900s, lung cancer was reported to be rare in women, but since the 1960s, it has progressively reached epidemic proportions, becoming the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States," Felip said in a news release from the European Society for Medical Oncology.

"Lung cancer is not only a man's disease, but women tend to be much more aware of other cancers, such as breast cancer," she noted. "Several case-control studies seem to suggest that women are more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens than men."

Another study presented at the conference found that women tend to do better than men after surgery to remove lung tumors. The study of 640 patients found that median survival after surgery to remove non-small-cell lung cancer was 4.7 years for women and 2.1 years for men.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about women and smoking.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: European Society for Medical Oncology, news release, May 3, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Renowned Smoking Cessation Expert Launches Popular Stop Smoking Seminar in UK
2. Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths
3. 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths Attributed to Smoking, High BP
4. Throwing the micro switch: MicroRNA may link smoking risk gene to neurobiology of addiction
5. BODY WORLDS Exhibition Uses Lung Specimens to Launch Anti-Smoking Campaign at the San Diego Natural History Museum
6. Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents
7. Blood tests reveal tobacco smoke residues in non-smoking New Yorkers
8. Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients
9. Hypnotherapy Breakthrough: Renowned Smoking Cessation Specialist Helps To Stop Smoking In One Session
10. Moms Smoking May Lead to SIDS
11. Federal Tobacco Tax Increase a Good Reason to Quit Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important ... problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed ... darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   ... industry with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, ... industry news and information. The Newsroom is ... chain and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, ... Besides having access to a wealth of resources at ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017 OBP Medical , a ... devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... retractor with integrated LED light source and smoke ... exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity during ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: