Researchers have found that the incidence of non-small cell lung cancer in never-smokers appears to be increasing. This is independent of sex, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
So far so good – it’s science as we know it.
The study concludes…
Given the findings that show that the number of NSCLC cases increased in never-smokers irrespective of sex, stage, and race/ethnicity, the authors conclude that the actual incidence of lung cancer in people who have smoked is increasing.
I have to think about that – smokers are getting more lung cancer just like everyone else – not because of their smoking, but just because they are people.
I’m not sure if that’s comforting or not! Or even if that’s science.