What’s the real chance of getting it?
As for the probability of contracting lung cancer, considering both smokers and non-smokers, the possibility of developing it in the course of life is about 1 in 15 for men; slightly less for women (1 in 17). It has been found that black men are about 15% more likely to develop lung cancer than whites; in contrast, black women are 14% less likely than white women. If over the last few decades the incidence rate of lung cancer has decreased significantly, it must be said that this trend is mainly noticeable in men: this explains the reason why the man-woman gap is progressively narrowing. Although the overall risk of lung cancer is higher, black men are less likely to develop SCLC than white men.
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