Gender May Impact Lung Function In Patients With Lung Cancer

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Gender May Impact Lung Function In Patients With Lung Cancer

Medical News Today, 11 May 2006   

New research shows that many women recently diagnosed with lung cancer have normal lung function and perform better on lung function tests compared with their male counterparts. A study published in the May issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows a significant proportion of women with newly diagnosed lung cancer presented with normal lung function on pulmonary function tests. Furthermore, among patients with lung cancer, significantly more men than women presented with COPD, a well-known independent risk factor for lung cancer that progressively and permanently reduces lung function.

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