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The current evidence suggests that there are important differences between men and women and their experience with lung cancer, these differences include biologic, behavioural, and societal factors, particularly those related to gender. This review of the current literature reveals that the research needs to include more women to fully understand the impact of biological and gender factors on lung cancer. The literature also shows that biologic and gender factors must be integrated to fully define the risks, presentation and course of the disease in both men and women.

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Source: Health Canada website and Media Photo Gallery, Health Canada, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2006.

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