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Lung cancer and breast cancer mortality trends among European women

Urszula Sulkowska, Irmina Maria Michałek, Joanna Didkowska, Paweł Koczkodaj
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.a2021.0036

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Abstract

Introduction. Weaimed to analyze and compare the most up-to-datebreast and lung cancer mortality trends in European women aged 45-74.

Material and methods. The data on breast and lung cancer mortalityin 1960-2017 were obtained from the World Health Organization Mortality DataBaseand Eurostat.To determine mortality trends and generate annual percent change, with 95% confidence intervals, joinpoint regression was applied.

Results. In most European Union(EU)member states (15 out of 28), lung cancer mortality was higher than breast cancer mortality, with either increasing or stable lung cancer mortality trends. In four other EU countries, breast and lung cancer mortality trends in the last reported year were almostequal or equal.

Conclusions. Lung cancer is becomingthe leading cause of cancer deaths among European women. There is a need for ensuring women-targeted smoking cessation services to decrease tobacco-attributable lung cancer mortality.

Abstract

Introduction. Weaimed to analyze and compare the most up-to-datebreast and lung cancer mortality trends in European women aged 45-74.

Material and methods. The data on breast and lung cancer mortalityin 1960-2017 were obtained from the World Health Organization Mortality DataBaseand Eurostat.To determine mortality trends and generate annual percent change, with 95% confidence intervals, joinpoint regression was applied.

Results. In most European Union(EU)member states (15 out of 28), lung cancer mortality was higher than breast cancer mortality, with either increasing or stable lung cancer mortality trends. In four other EU countries, breast and lung cancer mortality trends in the last reported year were almostequal or equal.

Conclusions. Lung cancer is becomingthe leading cause of cancer deaths among European women. There is a need for ensuring women-targeted smoking cessation services to decrease tobacco-attributable lung cancer mortality.

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Keywords

lung cancer; breast cancer; women; mortality; tobacco; cancer prevention; Europe

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Title

Lung cancer and breast cancer mortality trends among European women

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Ahead of print

Article type

Research paper (original)

Published online

2021-06-08

DOI

10.5603/NJO.a2021.0036

Keywords

lung cancer
breast cancer
women
mortality
tobacco
cancer prevention
Europe

Authors

Urszula Sulkowska
Irmina Maria Michałek
Joanna Didkowska
Paweł Koczkodaj

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