Squamous cell carcinoma replaced by the once rare adenocarcinoma as leading lung cancer killer.
As it became accepted that smoking causes cancer, among other severe health problems, cigarette companies began to market filtered cigarettes as lighter and “safer” smokes. Of course the fact is the are not safe.
A new study reported at the 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer, in Seoul, South Korea, finds strong evidence of a correlation between the rise in popularity in filtered cigarettes and adenocarcinoma.
According to researchers the use of filters makes taking larger and deeper pulls on cigarettes easier. The result is deeper inhaling of carcinogenic toxins into lungs and bronchial areas.
According to lead author Dr. Gary M. Strauss, medical director of the lung cancer program at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, the research confirms that adenocarcinoma is the most common lung cancer today. This is true regardless of age or race or gender. The study looked at data on over 300,000 lung cancer patients from 1975 through 2003
12th World Conference on Lung Cancer