Lung cancer is perhaps better known as a male disease, so there are still many women who underestimate this disease. But the study found women’s risk of lung cancer is high.
Researchers found many women who risked their lives because they do not realize that he is more likely to die from lung cancer than other forms of the disease.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to find breast cancer and cervical cancer claimed 13 000 lives each year, but lung cancer is responsible for the death of 15,000 women.
Experts warn women to be vigilant if you have a persistent cough. This is because many people do not realize that lung cancer can also be deadly.
In addition a survey of 2,000 women found that most women think about 20-40 percent of lung cancer patients can survive for 5 years, when in fact only by 9 percent.
“Facts show that most women do not realize that a diagnosis of lung cancer is one of the things that are serious and need a real concern,” said Dr Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Aberdeen NHS Grampian, as quoted by the Telegraph .
Dr Nicolson said that most women know how to do self-examination for signs of breast cancer such as the presence of any lumps, as well as seek medical help if you find any problems. But only a few women who seek medical assistance if symptoms of lung cancer as a constant cough.
“I therefore urge the women who smoke to stop and consider the possibility aware of the symptoms and consult as early as possible if you have a problem,” said Dame Judi Dench from the Women Against Lung Cancer.
Some of the symptoms associated with lung cancer among other respiratory disorders such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood (haemoptysis). And the cancer usually does not show any symptoms are visible from the outside if the cell growth has not been severe.
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