Lung Cancer Linked to Risk of Stroke

News — By on November 28, 2011 at 7:22 am

People recently diagnosed with lung cancer are at higher risk of having a stroke than those without lung tumors, suggests a large new study from Taiwan.
Researchers looking at data covering more than 150,000 adults found that among those with lung cancer, 26 in every 1000 experienced a stroke each year, compared with 17 in 1000 who did not have cancer.

According to the American Lung Association, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths.

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