Martha Jefferson HealthWise - September 13

September 13, 2006

Over 16,000 women die from lung cancer every year. The American Cancer Society published lung cancer statistics in 2004. The statistics showed that cases of lung cancer deaths in women have sky-rocketed.

Dr. Christopher Willms from Martha Jefferson Hospital explained that the smoking has increased in the female populations, and most of these cancer deaths are related to smoking--including second-hand smoke.

Other potential causes include family history, exposure to asbestos, and other environmental factors.

For more information on the causes and developments with lung cancer, click the video link above.


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