Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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HIGHER INCIDENCE OF LUNG CANCER IN FEMALE PASSIVE SMOKERS

FEBRUARY 2013 - VOL.5 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE
OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate whether passive smoking in females  is significantly correlated with a higher incidence of lung cancer.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In 2011, a survey was conducted of a sample of lung cancer patients who received treatment at     the Bangkok Lung Center to ascertain their exposure to passive smoking.

RESULTS:

The responses to the survey yielded a significant correlation between the incidence of lung cancer and exposure to passive smoking.

CONCLUSION:

Recommendations based on the results of the study include improving health education campaigns and increasing public awareness of the health risks associated with passive smoking, as well as a re-evaluation of current lung cancer screening practices currently accepted by the medical establishment in Thailand.

Keywords:

female passive smoking, lung cancer,adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, environmental tobacco smoke

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Figure 1:
Statistics of male and female participants in the study
Table 1:
Characteristics and Initial measurements of analysis subjects
Figure 1:
Microscopy: Infiltrating groups of malignant cuboidal to columnar epithelial cells with glandular formation are seen in chronically inflamed anthracotic bronchial and lung tissue biopsies. Moderate nuclear pleomorphism of the malignant cells is noted.
Figure 2:
Immunohistochemistry is positive for CK7, CEA, TTF-1, lung adenocarcinoma is confirmed on both histopathology and immunohistochemistry.
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