Recent research has been conducted on lung cancer patients, a link between women and lung cancer was detected in the evidence. The study said there is a chance that women develop lung cancer at an earlier age than men; that women are more susceptible and vulnerable to the debilitating disease. The UKs Daily Mail reported on the study, "Research into patients with the disease found women tended to be diagnosed at a younger age than men - even though they had smoked fewer cigarettes. It found that female smokers were statistically most likely to develop adenocarcinoma - a common form of lung cancer - and were more likely to be diagnosed with the disease at an earlier age. Study leader Dr Martin Frueh, from St Gallen Canton Hospital in Switzerland, said: 'Our findings suggest that women may have an increased susceptibility to tobacco carcinogens.'" The research was presented just yesterday in Europe at an Oncology conference. Women are often times more aware of the dangers associated with breast cancer, and tend to think lung cancer is a man's disease. Which now we can see is not a wise choice; high risk patients of any gender should be having regular lung scans as forms of prevention and early detection.