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  • lesions
  • These lesions arise from melanocytes, the cells that give skin color and are most common in Caucasian women 50-80 years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • clarification needed] Deeper inhalation of cigarette smoke results in peripheral lesions that are often the case in adenocarcinomas of the lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • however, among people who have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in their lifetimes ("never-smokers"), adenocarcinoma is the most common form of lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Nurses' Health Study, the risk of adenocarcinoma of the lung increases substantially after a long duration of previous tobacco smoking, with a previous smoking duration of 30 to 40 years giving a relative risk of approximately 2.4 compared to never-smokers, and a duration of more than 40 years giving a relative risk of approximately 5. (wikipedia.org)
  • For unknown reasons, it often arises in relation to peripheral lung scars. (wikipedia.org)
  • The adenocarcinoma has an increased incidence in smokers, and is the most common type of lung cancer seen in non-smokers and women. (wikipedia.org)
  • The peripheral location of adenocarcinoma in the lungs may be due to the use of filters in cigarettes which prevent the larger particles from entering the lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • Clear cell adenocarcinoma occurs in a small percentage of women (termed "DES-Daughters") born between 1938 and 1973 (later outside the United States) that were exposed to the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero. (wikipedia.org)
  • types
  • In rare cases, HGSCs can develop from LGSCs, but generally the two types arise independently of each other. (wikipedia.org)