According to recent study, women who have experienced premature menopause are at increased risk of developing lung cancer.
Anita Koushik, a researcher at the Université de Montréal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and a scientist at the Research Centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, says their team found that women who have non-natural or premature menopause are almost twice the risk of developing lung cancer when compared to those who have natural menopause.
This increased risk of lung cancer was particularly observed among women who had non-natural menopause by having had both their ovaries surgically removed.
The scientists studied 422 women with lung cancer and 577 control subjects at 18 hospitals across Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
They assessed socio-demographic characteristics, residential history, occupational exposures, medical and smoking history, and (among women) menstruation and pregnancy histories.
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