Lung Cancer

Philip Brewer

Definition of lung cancer

  • Lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the lungs.
  • During lung cancer the cells multiply.
  • Lung cancer affects the lungs but can spread to other parts of the body.
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Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Change in voice

Causes

  • 8 of 10 deaths are caused by smoking.
  • Asbestos
  • Lung cancer is not inherited

Prevention

  • Don't smoke cigarettes.
  • Avoid second hand smoke
  • Avoid carcinogens at work

Treatment

  • Treatment is very limited to chemotherapy.

Diagnosis

  • Ct scans and they can also put your mucus under a microscope.

People who are likely to do get lung cancer

  • smokers or people who work in areas the increase there chance of developing lung cancer.