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COSTA MONTANE, Daniel Marino et al. Main clinical epidemiological features of lung cancer. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.8, pp. 1098-1106. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 95 patients with lung cancer, discharged from Neumology Service at "Dr Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January, 2008 to December, 2008 in order to identify the main clinical epidemiological features of the aforementioned disease. A malignancy predominance among men aged between 56 and 65 years old, belonging to urban areas and being heavy smoker (out of 30 cigarettes per day over 30 years ), was found. Those affected without a confirmed histological type and IV clinical stage epidermoid carcinoma were predominant. Most of them had the opportunity to be treated. Increasing and intensifying health promotion and disease prevention campaigns were recommended so as to achieve the population to avoid or quit the smoking habit.
Keywords : lung cancer; heavy smoker; smoking habit; health promotion; Neumology Service.