Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer

DefinitionIt's the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs.

Lung Cancer

CausesSmokingBreathing in smoke- ( Second Hand Smoke)Any type of drugs

How Lung Cancer is TransmittedLunger cancers are thought to start as areas of pre-cancer changes in the lungs. Over time, a pre-cancer may go on to become larger. The cells divide to make new cells and a tumor may form. At some point, lung cancer cells break away and spread to other parts of the body. Lung cancer can be a life-threatening disease because it often spreads this way before it is found.

Symptoms* A cough that doesn't go away- or gets worse* Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing* Weight loss or loss of appetite* Coughing up blood or rust-colored spit* Shortness of breath* Feeling tired or weak* Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that doesn't go away- or keeps coming back* A new onset of wheezing occurs

Lung Cancer TreatmentsSurgery- The goal of surgery is the complete removal of the lung tumor and the nearby lymph nodes in the chest. The tumor must be removed with a surrounding border or margin of normal lung tissue.Radiation Therapy- Is the use of high energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells.Chemotherapy- Is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells, usually by stopping the cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide.Targeted Therapy- Is a treatment that targets the cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. This type of treatment blocks the growth and spread of cancer cells while limiting damage to healthy cells.

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Ways from preventing youeself from getting Lung Cancer* Don't smoke*Stop Smoking* Avoid secondhand smoke* Test your home for radon* Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables*Exercise most days of the week

Facts-Lung Cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in America.- Only 15% of lung cancers are caught at an early stage. When it has spread to other organs, the survival rate drops to 3.5%.-Smoking is responsible for roughly 90% of all cases of lung cancer.- Nearly 400,000 people in the United States are living with lung cancer.

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