Tuesday July 23, 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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Nine in 10 Indian Women Hold Themselves Back from Doing or Saying Something: Survey

It added that just five out of every 10 women are able to ask for the salary they think they deserve

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The survey also said that among the 85 per cent women who say that more and more women are starting businesses, just 58 per cent are able to go ahead with this. Pixabay

While most young Indian women feel that women can pursue careers that were not previously available to them, only half are actually able to pursue a career of their choice, a new survey has revealed.

The research study by skincare brand Ponds, conducted on 1,000 women aged between 18 and 35 and living across India’s metro areas, showed the glaring gap between perception and practice for women.

The survey also said that among the 85 per cent women who say that more and more women are starting businesses, just 58 per cent are able to go ahead with this.

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While most young Indian women feel that women can pursue careers that were not previously available to them, only half are actually able to pursue a career of their choice. Pixabay

It added that just five out of every 10 women are able to ask for the salary they think they deserve.

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“Almost 9 in 10 (89 per cent) feel that women today can openly speak their mind at work and in meetings; however, only about six in 10 (62 per cent) end up doing so themselves.” (IANS)