A study from the 26th Congress of Pulmonology showed that lung cancer in women has increased sharply in twenty years. While the Hauts-de-France region is hardest hit by cancer, women in the region are less affected by lung cancer than the national average.
34.6%. This is the rate of women among those diagnosed with lung cancer according to the 26th Congress of Pulmonology. A number that has doubled in twenty years, reaching 16% of patients among those diagnosed with this cancer in 2010.
But in Hauts-de-France, the number of women diagnosed with lung cancer is not as high as the national average. With 801 cases recorded in 2019, they represent 21.45% of the total patients. Men from Hauts-de-France are the hardest hit in the country.
Tobacco is the main culprit, it causes more than three-quarters of lung cancer according to Santé Publique France. However, this cancer also develops in non-smokers.
AP-HP (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris) launched the Cascade campaign in February 2022: Scanned by Scanner. It targets 2,400 smokers or ex-smokers between the ages of 50 and 74.
According to ARS and a study by Santé Publique France published in 2019, the Hauts-de-France region is the most affected by cancer, with an annual average of 15,150 deaths. The provinces most exposed are Nord and Pas-de-Calais. It is the leading cause of death in men and the second in women after cardiovascular disease.