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Lung cancer deaths 'on the rise'

Lung cancer has become the most lethal form of the disease for women in the UK, new figures have shown.

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Lung cancer: Biggest cancer killer by 2015 in Europe

If these opposite trends in lung cancer rates continue, then in 2015 lung cancer is going to become the first cause of cancer mortality in Europe.

This is already true in the UK and Poland, the two countries with the highest rates: 21.2 and 17.5 per 100,000 women respectively.

– Professor Carlo La Vecchia, one of the study authors from the University of Milan in Italy

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