Lung cancer now kills more women than breast cancer

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Lung cancer has now surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women.

A new report from the America Cancer Society states that lingering effects from the tobacco epidemic are partly to blame and women in developed countries are the hardest hit.

The study used data from 2012 and reported that lung cancer killed 209,000 women in developed countries in 2012, while 197,000 women died of breast cancer.

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