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Increasing numbers of women die of lung and bronchial cancer

2016-10-27 16:16:10

Press releases - Increasing numbers of women die of lung and bronchial cancer - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Press release 385 / 2016-10-27: Increasing numbers of women die of lung and bronchial cancer

WIESBADEN - A total of 45,000 people died of lung and bronchial cancer in Germany in 2014. It was the second most common cause of death for men (29,500) and killed approximately 15,500 women. "This means that the number of women who died from lung and bronchial cancer has risen by 41% in the last ten years. Smoking is the main cause of the disease," said Dieter Sarreither, President of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), at a press conference on "How healthy is our lifestyle?", which was held in Berlin on 27 October to present the Statistical Yearbook 2016. 

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