CALL US:

0800 0351 999

0239 2483 322

Compass House,
57 Meridian Centre,
North Street,
Havant,
PO9 1UW

e-mail: mail@swainandco.com
Expert Services
Expert Services
A quality personalised service from a law firm based in Portsmouth/Havant, Southampton and Liverpool. We can help you. We will provide free first advice. Our lawyers are specialists in their areas of work.
Our Team
Our Team
We have specialist lawyers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their respective fields and also share our unique focus on quality service and putting our clients first. Click here to find out more about our legal experts.
Fees & Figures
Fees & Figures
We provide a number of payment options: No Win No Fee, Legal Aid, Monthly payments, Fixed fee payment and other options. Here you can learn more about our payment options.

Lung cancer set to overtake breast cancer in European women

Lung cancer set to overtake breast cancer as biggest cause of cancer deaths in women depicted by swain and co solicitors with a magnified dictionary definition of cancerExperts are saying that lung cancer is set to overtake breast cancer as the biggest cause of cancer death for European women.

The Annals of Oncology reports that this is already the case in the UK and Poland.

The upward trend of lung cancer is as a result of the surge of women who took up smoking in the 1960s and 1970s, explain experts.

It is expected that the increase will continue for the next couple of years, but is expected to decrease with time as less young European women are now starting to smoke.

Professor Carlo La Vecchia and his colleagues carried out the research and say that in 2013, some 82,640 European women will die from lung cancer and 88,886 will die from breast cancer.

By 2015, lung cancer will have taken the lead they say.

Professor La Vecchia and his team looked at the cancer rates in the European Union as a whole (that is 27 member states as at 2007) and they also looked at six individual countries: France; Germany; Italy; Poland; Spain and the UK. They looked at all cancers, and individually for stomach, intestine, pancreas, lung, prostate, breast, uterus (including cervix) and leukaemias.

The figures reveal that more and more people are developing cancer, a common factor of living longer, but overall less people are dying from cancer.

Despite this overall decrease, lung cancer deaths among women in EU countries are continuing to rise.

Pancreatic cancer deaths among both men and women also show little sign of decreasing, largely due to there being few effective treatments for this type of cancer.

Swain & Co.’s medical negligence solicitors say that it is positive that the cancer death rates overall are decreasing.

These new figures underline the importance in getting people to stop smoking as well as prevent people starting smoking in the first place.

Every year 157,000 children in the UK start smoking, and this needs to be tackled.

With cancer, an early diagnosis is essential to increase the chances of successful treatment.

As medical negligence lawyers, we handle many cases where there have been delays or misdiagnosis of cancer.

This can lead to complications in treatment, mean that more aggressive treatment is required, or in the worst cases, can lead to shortened life expectancy.

If you have suffered from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, then we can help you.

We are experienced in handling the complex medical negligence cases with sensitivity.

A free initial consultation is available to you.

So call for free today on 0800 0351 999 

 

Related Posts:

Male cancer risk to increase to one in two
Ovarian cancer survival rates in UK are poor
Diabetes linked to breast cancer

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.