Navigation Links
Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer

People who suffer from asthma, particularly women, may have an increased risk of developing lung cancer. Over a period of 30 years, researchers studied almost 100,000 patients who had been hospitalised and diagnosed with asthma.// None of the patients showed any signs of cancer at their initial assessment. Their health was monitored from the second year after asthma diagnosis until the last day of the three-decade study.

At the study’s conclusion, the researchers found that lung cancer affected asthmatics more frequently than the general population. They also found that the risk of developing lung cancer was higher for asthmatic women than for men. The reasons for the link between asthma and lung cancer, however, remain unclear.

Dr Paolo Boffetta, from the Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology at the IARC in Lyon, France, said, “We do not really know if asthma as such causes the increased risk. “There could be one mechanism causing both asthma and cancer, for example chronic inflammation leading to an excess of free radicals.”

Dr Paola also said there could be external environmental factors that play a role in the activation and progression of both asthma and lung cancer, particularly tobacco smoking. In conclusion, the researchers say their study confirms a link between asthma and lung cancer, and contradicts previous research by demonstrating that asthmatic women may have a higher, rather than lower, risk of developing lung cancr.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
2. Asthmatics May Be At Risk for Lung Disease In The Future
3. Easing Fears Among Asthmatics
4. Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics
5. Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics
6. Vitamin C – Supplementation A Boon For Asthmatics
7. Asthmatics need to be on guard for Major Diseases
8. Asthmatics, it pays to quit smoking
9. New Zealand To Give More Choice Of Drugs To Asthmatics
10. Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Exacerbations in Asthmatics
11. Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/20/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 ... ... – VW+ 001 and its sugar-free alternative VW+ 002. The drinks have been ... body with optimal conditions to perform during your workout. , After a successful ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, makers ... in a study indicating superior performance against competitive products in secretion clearance. ... Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ was published in the winter issue ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... “God's Miracle ... Against All Odds” is the creation of published author, Keith C. A. Tucker, son ... the Christian Fellowship World Outreach pastured by Reverend Mark Hardy , “While sitting up ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... cold weather here, many people will have to clear snow with snow blowers or shovels ... but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly. That’s why Amica Insurance is ... of snow blowers:, , When removing wet snow or debris from ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, begins 2017 with an ... for their readers to get the information they desire. The procedures are now listed ... used on those particular areas. , “We are excited to streamline our listings in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017 Wells Specialty Pharmacy announces ... Howell Branch Rd in Winter Park, Florida ... Park . Operations have been consolidated into the 3796 ... also pleased to announce that Chad Tomlinson , former ... the Company effective immediately. Mr. Tomlinson is a Graduate of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , January 20, 2017 Avillion LLP, a ... of Mark Weinberg , MD MBA as Chief Medical Officer. ... USA . ... Dr Weinberg has spent more than 17 years as ... pharma companies to micro-cap biotech. Over the course of his career, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 The global immunomodulators ... by 2025, according to a new study by ... to be predominantly driven by high R&D investments ... large-scale production of new and therapeutically advanced drugs. ... drugs at an unprecedented rate into the immunomodulators ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: