Lung cancer treatment more likely for women who have ovary removed

Lung cancer treatment may be more likely for women who go through the menopause at an early age, researchers have found.

Women who had a non-natural menopause that resulted in ovary removal were more likely to develop lung cancer.

This is the finding of epidemiologists from the Universite de Montreal, the Research Centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal and the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

Anita Koushik, researcher at the Universite de Montreal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, commented: "We found that women who experienced non-natural menopause are at almost twice the risk of developing lung cancer compared to women who experienced natural menopause."

She added that the risk of developing lung cancer was particularly high among women who had gone through a non-natural menopause at a relative young age, pointing to a possible role played by hormones in the development of lung cancer.

The UN yesterday (July 21st) confirmed the link between radiation from radon gas in homes and lung cancer.

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