Amber Jones - 4/8/16
What does Lung Cancer effect?
The symptoms of Lung Cancer
The symptoms that occur in the chest are:
- Intense coughing
- Pain in your chest, back, or shoulder
- Changes in volume of sputum
- Shortness of breath
- Changes in your voice (hoarse)
- Harsh breath sounds
- Recurrent lung problems also know as Bronchitis, Pneumonia
- Coughing up mucus or blood
The symptoms that may occur elsewhere in the body are:
- Loss of appetite (unexplained weight loss)
- Cachexia ( muscle wasting)
- Headaches, bone, or joint pain
- Neurological symptoms
- Facial or neck swelling
- Bone fractures that are not caused by an accidental injury
- General Weakness
- Bleeding or blood clots
Causes of Lung Cancer
- Smoking is the main factor of this cancer. Over 80% of Lung Cancer deaths are smokers, and second hand smokers can face death as well. Tobacco is the drug use that is so deadly because it holds over 4000 chemicals. Cigar smoking counts, too.
- Asbestos Fiber can cause this cancer too. This is a fiber that can persist a lifetime in lung tissue.
- Radon gas
- Passive smoking
- HIV infection
- Environmental risk factors
It is suspected that this cancer can be inherited, but it is more likely to be caused by smoking, or sometimes other health issues that are cause by human actions (listed above)
Lung Cancer Prevention
- Not smoking or quitting
- Lower exposure to workplace risk factors
- Lower exposure of radon
There are other factors that are being studied whether or not they help prevent Lung Cancer.
How is this cancer treated?
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, surgery, or therapy.
How is Lung Cancer Diagnosed?
How many and What Type of People Are Likely To Have The Disorder?
(Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/family_health_guide/lung-cancer-not-just-for-smokers and http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-key-statistics)