Have we passed the top of the curve for lung cancer in women?
For 2017, the Cancer Registry of Norway has registered 1509 cases of lung cancer in women. This number is lower than the numbers of both 2016 and 2015. Also the ratios, the number of cases per 100.000 women, was higher the previous years.
If this reduction continues, then 2015 will be the year where women reached the highest incidence of lung cancer, with 1530 cases, and a ratio of 55 cases per 100.000 women.
- The incidence of lung cancer amongst women has long been worring us, because it has continued to rise without any sing of reducing or flattening out. With this year's numbers we sense a slight reason to be optimistic - even though we cannot be completly sure that it is a true downward facing trend, says the director of the Cancer Registry of Norway, Giske Ursin.