Female Smokers More Likely To Develop Lung Cancer

According to a study performed at St Gallen Canton Hospital in Switzerland, women are more likely to suffer the consequences of long term smoking, and are more susceptible to developing lung cancer than male smokers.

After studying 683 lung cancer patients, researchers discovered that female smokers developed the illness earlier than males, even though the women smoked less than their male counterparts. "'In the early 1900s lung cancer was reported to be rare in women, but since the 1960s it has progressively reached epidemic proportions, becoming the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States," says Dr. Dr Enriqueta Felip, "Lung cancer is not only a man's disease, but women tend to be much more aware of other cancers, such as breast cancer." [DailyMail]