Half of Taiwan’s lung cancer patients are nonsmokers
Half of Taiwan’s lung cancer patients are nonsmokers and 90% of Taiwan’s female lung cancer patients are nonsmokers.
Taiwanese doctors blame second hand smoke and PM 2.5 air pollution.
An LDCT or low dose computed tomography screening of 9,000 Taiwanese nonsmokers showed that among those diagnosed as having lung cancer, 90% are at the first stage. The screening program expects to screen 12,000 nonsmokers in the next 3 years to detect early stage cancer sufferers.
Of those with lung cancer symptoms, 75% already have metastasis.