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Module Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

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  • compare the epidemiology of lung cancer among men and women and identify gender influences

  • describe the  social (gender) and the biological (sex) factors influencing lung cancer

  • explain sex and gender differences for risk, prevention, screening, presentation, prognosis and treatment of lung cancer

  • describe the gender differences in smoking behaviour and exposure

  • describe possible gender differences in the illness experience of lung cancer

  • propose a gender sensitive approach to lung cancer prevention

  • describe global trends in smoking and lung cancer and identify factors influencing these trends

  • explain the history of smoking and the tobacco industry and how gender has been used in marketing