Saturday, February 4, 2012

Why Lung Cancer Cases Increasing In Women

Lung cancer is usually a lot of attacking the men, but lately too many women who experience it, even those who do not smoke though. To see why a team of researchers from the United States conducted a study of female rats in the laboratory. In this latest study, researchers found evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke has resulted in changes to how the genes operate in the body of the female rat. This would seem to affect the process of estrogen in the body, which can contribute to the onset of lung cancer in women who smoke or not smoke.

lung cancer in women
lung cancer in women

"Previous studies mentioned that estrogen can act upon the occurrence of lung cancer, but no one has shown that smoke can actually accelerate the metabolism of estrogen in the lung," said Margie Clapper, one of the leader team of researchers from the Cancer Prevention and Control Program in Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Research is consistent with other findings that mention women who get lung cancer who underwent hormone therapy will be more severe than those without, regardless of whether they smoke or not.

"In the big picture, if we can identify early what's going on in the lungs when you started smoking, we may be able to use the therapy to slow him down, including lung cancer," said Clapper.