Prevalence of COPD in women compared to men around the time of diagnosis of primary lung cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

abstract

  • When COPD was examined as an end point among patients who had newly diagnosed lung cancer, a significantly higher proportion of women had normal PFT results. Gender-based differences on PFT results should be considered during the screening of lung cancer, because the stratification of high-risk patients based on the presence of COPD may miss a significant proportion of women with lung cancer.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.129.5.1305

PubMed ID

  • 16685023

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1305

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 129

number

  • 5