Lung Cancer Deadliest in Women

Lung cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the most deadly type of cancer in women.

A new study from the National Board of Health and Welfare shows that the number of women who died from the cancer between 1986 and 2006 increased by 70 percent. Smoking is the main cause of the disease with more women smoking than men.

However, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, who looked into the report, says the number of people, as a whole, who die prematurely in Sweden has gone down.

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