Does Lung Cancer have a gender bias? A study found shocking results
Cancer is a disease that not only destroys the life and health of a patient; it also destroys the spirit of the patient who has to go through all the painful chemotherapy and other treatments. One of the most fatal forms of cancer is lung cancer and thanks to the habit of smoking, it has surpassed breast cancer as the disease which kills most women in the world.
The American Lung Association went ahead and took a survey to find out whether the Lung cancer has a gender bias? The results will shock you.
1 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the number 1 cause of death amongst men and women in the US and even all over the world. There are two types of cancer – small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main reason for lung cancer is the intake of tobacco in the form of cigarettes, cigars and other mediums. Most of the people with lung cancer show no symptoms of cancer unless it is diagnosed. It is only after the cancer is metastasized, that the symptoms (Link- http://trendingposts.net/trending-health-news/10-possible-symptoms-of-lung-cancer-you-shouldnt-ignore/) raise their heads and they are cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and blood in cough and mucus.
It can happen to anyone and it mostly affects adults who have the habit of smoking or chewing tobacco. Recently a study was undertaken by the American Lung Association, which involved 1,000 women, to know which types of cancer affects women the most and what was their perception towards cancer. The results from the survey turned out to be pretty shocking, as it gave them new information about how cancer affects men and women.