Lung Cancer

By: Nicholas Kamatovic

Definition of lung cancer

Lung Cancer occurs when the cells in the lungs mutate, grow uncontrollably large, and clusters together. Once it grows larger, the cancer can sometimes (but not always) effect other parts of the body. The most common areas for the cancer to spread is to the bones, brain, liver, lymph nodes, and adrenal glands.

List of all the Symptons

Coughing

Shortness of Breath

Wheezing

Change in voice (voice becoming hoarse)

Chronic Fatigue

Fever

Pain in the shoulders or back

Constant chest pain

Frequent or occurring lung infections

Unintended weight loss

Loss of Appetite

Headaches

Causes of Lung Cancer

  1. Cigarette smoking is a large cause of lung cancer. Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, but it is still much less than if you smoke yourself

  2. Exposure to radon gas

  3. Exposure to certain chemicals

  4. Air Pollution

  5. Previous lung disease

  6. A family history of lung cancer

  7. Past cancer treatment

  8. Previous smoking related cancers

  9. Lowered immunity

Prevention

How Lung Cancer is treated

How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed

How many and what type of people are likely to have the disorder

What I learned from researching