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A Remarkable Drop in Lung Cancer Mortality

Friday, January 10, 2020

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Source Name: CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians


Rebecca L. Siegel MPH Kimberly D. Miller MPH Ahmedin Jemal DVM, PhD

Declines in US annual lung cancer mortality rates of 5% for men and 4% for women led improvements in overall cancer mortality rates in the latest update from the American Cancer Society. This is likely linked to efforts at decreasing tobacco use, improved screening, and newer systemic therapies.


Encouraging. Intriguing gender inequality, tempting to attribute to exposure to tobacco... Has surgery with cuative intent any contribution to that improvement?

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