Posted: August 8, 2012

Conventional wisdom for the last fifteen years has been that lung cancer was becoming a disease of women as well as men.

The graph (below) illustrates a monotonous increase in incidence of lung cancer in women through the end of the 1990’s to the point where the gender-specific curves appeared to be converging.  Conventional wisdom was that men had gotten the message and had given up smoking but women lagged behind.

+Read more about lung cancer in woman from Dr. Stark in the BS757 blog.

Dr. Stark serves as Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and has written and lectured widely in the cancer field.