Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Lung Cancer Run in the Family

A new study in the October issue of Chest found that that having a first-degree relative with lung cancer nearly doubled the odds of developing lung cancer. The association was even stronger for women. Women who had a first-degree relative with lung cancer almost had triple the risk of lung cancer, while men with a first-degree relative with lung cancer had about a 70% higher risk.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean our gene affects our possibility of having lung cancer?
Or perhaps it is just that we breathe in the smoke when our first-degree relatives are smoking.

3:58 AM

 
Blogger Forty_Two said...

Duh.

8:33 AM

 
Blogger BD said...

Handy. Something else to look forward to...

6:03 PM

 

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