Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lung Cancer hits certain Races harder

HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- While no one should smoke, it may be even more important for people of certain races to avoid tobacco if they want to prevent lung cancer.

New research suggests that blacks and native Hawaiians who smoke between 10 and 20 cigarettes a day have a 30 percent to 40 percent higher risk of lung cancer than whites do. Latino and Japanese-American smokers had the lowest risk of lung cancer, about 20 percent less than whites and 60 percent less than blacks.

"Lung cancer incidence was higher among African-Americans and Hawaiians," said study author Christopher Haiman, an assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, in Los Angeles.

"But when you're talking about smoking, the message doesn't change; it stays the same. Elimination of smoking will reduce lung cancer incidence," said Haiman, and that's true no matter what your race. Read more...

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