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The Brazilian Increase in Cases of Lung Cancer and COVID-19, Can They be related?

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Lorrane de Souza Chaves, Afonso Santine Magalhaes Mesquita Velez, Leonardo Freire-de-Lima* and Marco Edilson Freire de Lima*

Dates: Received: 2023-03-27 | Accepted: 2023-04-15 | Published: 2023-04-17
Pages: 736-737


Last year in Brazil, lung cancer was the third most common tumor in men and the fourth in women, without counting non-melanoma skin cancer. It is the first in the world in incidence among men and the third among women. When we talk about mortality, it is the first among the male audience and the second among the female audience. But what are its main causes? Did COVID-19 contribute to the increase in cases of this neoplasm?

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© 2023 de Souza Chaves L, et al. Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0

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de Souza Chaves L, Magalhães Mesquita Velez AS, Freire-de-Lima L, de Lima MEF. The Brazilian Increase in Cases of Lung Cancer and COVID-19, Can They be related? J Biomed Res Environ Sci. 2023 Apr 17; 4(4): 736-737. doi: 10.37871/ jbres1731, Article ID: JBRES1731, Available at:

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