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What factors led to the increased prevalence of lung cancer?

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Lung cancer was not common before the 1930s, but increased dramatically over the following decades as tobacco smoking increased. In many developing countries, the incidence of lung cancer is beginning to fall because of education about the dangers of cigarette smoking and effective smoking cessation programs. Nevertheless, lung cancer remains the most common form of cancer in men worldwide and the fifth most common form of cancer in women.

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American Cancer Society. 

CDC.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on February 14, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society. 

CDC.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on February 14, 2020

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