Air pollution and pulmonary adrenal cancer increase in Taiwan
A comprehensive study of 370,000 cases of lung cancer patients seems to indicate that air pollution is related to the increase in pulmonary adrenal cancer in Taiwan.
The study found that 53% of pulmonary adrenal cancer patients did not smoke.
The pulmonary adrenal cancer occurrence rate among Taiwanese men was 9.06 per 100,000 in 1995 and it has increased to 23.25 per 100,000 by 2015.
Among Taiwanese women, the pulmonary adrenal cancer occurrence rate was 7.05 per 100,000 in 1995 and it has increased to 24.22 per 100,000 by 2015.
The annual rate of increase of pulmonary adrenal cancer in Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan since 2007 has been 0.3% while the annual rate of increase of pulmonary adrenal cancer in the Kaohsiung and Pingtung area is 4.6%.
The five-year survival rate of cancer patients in northern Taiwan is 12.6% while that of patients in the Kaohsiung and Pingtung area is 4.5%.