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The lung cancer death rate among women in the UK now stands at 21 per 100,000 women, making it the most lethal form of the disease for women in the UK.
- Deaths from lung cancer have risen by seven per cent for women since 2009
- This year experts predict breast cancer to kill 88,886 women in Europe and lung cancer to kill 82,640
- A professor behind the research suggested, the increased number of lung cancer among women, may be due to young women taking up smoking in the late 1960s and 1970s
Lung cancer has become the most lethal form of the disease for women in the UK, new figures have shown.
Overtaking breast cancer, the lung cancer death rate among women in the UK now stands at 21 per 100,000 women.
Scientists predict that by 2015 it will be the main cause of women's cancer death in Europe.
Overall, cancer mortality has fallen by around five per cent.