Women at higher lung cancer risk than men, regardless of tobacco use, per Cascade study. Positive screening rate 2-3x higher in women (3% vs. predicted 1%). KBP 2020 confirms rising lung cancer cases among women, surpassing breast cancer. Concerns grow as smoking rates increase (20.7% to 23%).
The 2-3 times higher positive rate in women highlights the need for targeted screening and prevention efforts. Combined with the rise in smoking rates among women, this news underscores the urgency of public health initiatives to address this growing health concern.