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Post-lung cancer surgery survival higher in women

Researchers found that women with lung cancer had 27% lower odds of post-surgery mortality, compared with men. Women smoke less and are not as likely to have other health issues as their male counterparts, according to the study in the journal Chest. The findings "suggest that the prognosis for lung cancer can likely be improved, but more research is needed in this area," said researcher Veronica Jackson.

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