Lung Cancer pp 15-22 | Cite as

Epidemiology and Aetiology

  • Heine H. Hansen
Part of the European Commission Series for General Practitioners book series (EC SER.PRACTIT.)


It has been estimated that in 1980 about 215,000 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in Europe, 15,000 of which in EEC countries. The lifelong probability of developing lung cancer varies for European males from 4 to 12%, depending on the country of residence. The corresponding probabilities for females are 0.5 to 3%. Table 1 shows recent data available on 123 EEC populations where cancer registries are operating.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heine H. Hansen
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  1. 1.Department of Oncology RigshospitalUniversity HospitalCopenhagenDenmark

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