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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 7-11

Pattern Of Primary Lung Cancer - A Madras Study



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Two hundred and thirty two consecutive patients with bronchogenic carninoma detected in a period of two years in a major teaching hospital were analysed. Histo/cytopathological pattern was : squamous cell carcinorna 72%, large cell carcinorna 15. 1%, small cell carcinorna 4.3% and adenocarcinoma 3.9%. The male to female ratio was 7.9:1. The peak age group of primary lung cancer was 41-60 years. The smoker : non-smoker ratio was 2.7:1. One hundred and thirty four (78.8%) of 170 smokers were found to have squamous cell carcinorna. Seven (77.8%) of nine patents with adenocarcinoma were found to be non-smoking females.


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