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Mateo AM
Epidemiología y factores de riesgo del cáncer pulmonar. Revisión de la literatura
Residente 2008; 3 (1)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 15-17
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Lung cancer is the leading cancer associated cause of death worldwide, just in the 2000 there were over 3 million deaths because of lung cancer. The increase in the incidence of lung cancer between women has disrupt the relation man/woman and has generated a necessity to understand the differences of the risk factor between men and women. The incidence of lung cancer in males over 70 years old is 90 times superior than males less 45 years old, both the incidence and mortality are bigger in males than in females, eventhoug between women the mortality has grownth over 600% in the last 50 years.

Key words: Lung cancer, smoking, epidemiology.


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