Lung Cancer Now the #1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

According to a new report, lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading killer of women in developed countries. Experts explain that an increase in female smokers in the 1970s is the likely explanation for the upsurge in lung cancer-related deaths among women in present day. On the other hand, early detection and improved treatments have led to a decline in breast cancer-related deaths in recent decades.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, February 2015