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Geoffrey Dean

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237570

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314292

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

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(p.97) Chapter 10 Lung Cancer
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The Turnstone
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0010

This chapter details the author's studies on lung cancer. After the end of World War II, lung cancer became the most common cause of cancer-related death for men in Britain and the United States, although, in South Africa, there were more patients with stomach cancer than with lung cancer. The author wondered whether British immigrants might have different lung cancer mortality compared to white South African-born. A review of census data showed that the death rate from lung cancer among British immigrant men was twice as high as among the white South African-born in the same age-groups. Among the British male immigrants, it was the most common cancer to cause death. The author's studies in South Africa showed that the risk of developing lung cancer was directly proportionate to the number of cigarettes one smoked, but the risk was greater in those who had grown up in Britain.

Keywords:   stomach cancer, South African men, white men, British men, immigrants, mortality rates, smoking, cancer risk

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