Epidemiology of lung cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States, and its incidence is growing throughout the world. The high morbidity and mortality of lung cancer largely results from the fact that most people are diagnosed with advanced disease, when surgical cures are no longer possible. Although many risk factors have been implicated, the most significant risk for developing lung cancer is clearly tobacco exposure. Tobacco use is currently increasing among specific population groups. It is probable that lung cancer will continue as a major medical and social problem for the foreseeable future.

publication date

  • November 22, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11091918

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 653

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 10

number

  • 4