Lung cancer deaths among women expected to increase worldwide: Study

The study looked at WHO data for 52 countries between 2008 and 2014.
1:16 | 08/01/18

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There's some good news in the fight against cancer overall cancer death rates are going down. A new study though from the American association for cancer research highlights a trend that is on the rise global death rates among women with lung cancer. Though deaths from lung and breast cancer are not projected to rise in the U less. The study predicts higher death rates in other high income countries like 130. Death from lung cancer will rise much more quickly than breast cancer death rates by 2030. That's because breast cancer screening and better treatment are increasing rates of diagnosis and survival. But lung cancer does not seem to have those advantages women outside the US are still picking up smoking at a higher rate. Detection. Isn't catching the cancer because CT lung screenings is not a standard for smokers or former smokers. So the art used nearly as often as mammograms. Experts say help quitting smoking in the first place in quitting the habit around the world are sure fire ways of lower lung cancer risk. But educating young girls to not smoke is the real way to see few were women die of this largely preventable disease. With this medical minute I'm Stephanie promise ABC news.

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