Researchers predict that in Europe from 2015, more women will die from lung cancer than breast cancer
Lung cancer ranks alongside the most dangerous and deadly for pancreatic cancer. By 2015, lung cancer is expected in Europe for most cancer -related deaths in women develop and pass so that the breast cancer. This is from a recent epidemiological study show, which has now been published by scientists from Italy and Switzerland, in the Annals of Oncology. In the UK and in Poland this development is already part of the social reality, the researchers said.
While overall cancer mortality decreases, mortality increases with lung cancer in all states. On the other side falls – according to the study by seven per cent since 2009 – the breast cancer mortality. For 2013, the experts of almost 88,900 deaths from breast cancer in Europe (14.6 per 100,000 women and 15 percent of cancer-related death). In contrast, an increase of victims of lung cancer (14 per 100,000) is estimated at about 82,600. This is 14 percent of cancer deaths. Since 2009, this represents an increase of seven percent.

Study author Carlo La Vecchia, head of epidemiology at the Mario Negri Institute of the Medical Faculty of the University of Milan: “If these opposite breast and lung cancer trends, is already in the year 2015, lung cancer may be the most common cause of cancer in women in Europe . This is already in the UK and the case in Poland. where the lung cancer death rate is at 21.2 and 17.5 deaths per 100,000 women per year at its highest. ”

Smoking is the greatest risk factor

The lung cancers are the opinion of the scientist is the mirror image of tobacco use after 20 to 30 years. About 90 percent of the cases are attributed to smoking. Thus, the increase in the number of victims in the UK is sometimes attributed to the trend towards the use of cigarettes among women from the 1960s and 1970s. Before 2020 in Europe is likely to increase in lung cancer mortality among women flatten because in this population at European level a decline in smoking rates interior is registered.

The basic problem lies in lung cancer, especially in the fact that the diagnosis for curative surgery is usually made too late. Each year, more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with lung cancer. After two years, only about 20 percent of people live.

Particularly bad in Europe, according to a second and only on Monday in the journal “Thorax” study published in the “one-year survival rate” for breast cancer in the UK. Thus twelve months to live after diagnosis, only 30 percent of patients. In Sweden it is 46 percent. This discrepancy is attributed also to the lack of payment of modern drug therapies through the National Health Service in Britain.

Early improve

Worldwide, at least in persons at risk – say, in smokers with decades of tobacco use – trying to improve early detection. This could bring success. Pointed out for the first time a scientific study out, which was published in 2010 by U.S. scientists: Regular computed tomography studies of long-term smokers was possible to decrease the mortality of lung cancer as a result of increased screening by 20 percent.

In Austria, the situation is this: Despite the decline in age-standardized incidence rate of malignant lung tumors by 20 percent for men in the past ten years, lung cancer was nearly 2,400 deaths in 2010, still the most common cause of cancer death in this group.

Among women, the age-standardized incidence rate increased by 18 percent since 2000. The increased mortality from lung cancer among women in the same period by 15 percent. In 2010 1.266 women died from a malignant lung tumor.