Monday December 16, 2019

More Women Falling Prey to Lung Cancer: Study

The researchers found that compared to middle-income countries, high-income countries have the highest projected mortality rates for both lung and breast cancer in 2030

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The actress was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Pixabay

Lung cancer mortality rate among women is expected to increase by 43 per cent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries.

The highest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in America and Asia, according to the study published in the journal Cancer Research.

“While we have made great strides in reducing breast cancer mortality globally, lung cancer mortality rates among women are on the rise worldwide,” said study author Jose Martinez-Sanchez, Associate Professor at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) in Spain.

“If we do not implement measures to reduce smoking behaviours in this population, lung cancer mortality will continue to increase throughout the world,” Martinez-Sanchez added.

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The highest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in America and Asia. Pixabay

In this study, the researchers analysed breast and female lung cancer mortality data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Mortality Database.

Lung and breast cancer mortality rates in women were then calculated for each country, the study said.

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The researchers found that compared to middle-income countries, high-income countries have the highest projected mortality rates for both lung and breast cancer in 2030.

However, these high-income countries are more likely to have decreasing breast cancer mortality rates, the study said. (IANS)

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Tahira Kashyap Along With Karisma Kapoor Encourages Women Fitness

Tahira, who battled the cancer, also spoke about early detection of breast cancer at the fitness event

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Overwhelmed to see so many women participating in running event, Tahira took to Instagram. IANS

Actress Karisma Kapoor and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap on Sunday cheered up for the women who participated in Pinkathon.

They flagged off the marathon at MMRDA, BKC in Mumbai.

Overwhelmed to see so many women participating in running event, Tahira took to Instagram and wrote: “So many hearts, 11000 to be precise! All beating screaming of our existence, of the joy we are, of the happiness we bring to this planet.

“This gender needs to exist in greater numbers, in parity to the other one. Make us live. Make it happen.”

Pinkathon was set up in India by model-actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman in 2012 to create awareness about breast cancer and women’s health.

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Actress Karisma Kapoor and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap on Sunday cheered up for the women who participated in Pinkathon. Wikimedia Commons

Tahira, who battled the cancer, also spoke about early detection of breast cancer at the fitness event.

Karisma too posted several pictures from the marathon on her Instagram handle.

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“Amazing to see so many women fitness enthusiasts gathered together for Pinkathon,” Karisma wrote. (IANS)