Lung Cancer

By: Hailey Lacombe

Learn more about Lung Cancer

The system

Respiratory system and Lungs. If it progresses enough to get into your lymph nodes it can spread to your internal organs too.
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How the body works with this disease

Lungs normally inhale and exhale, the lungs are apart of our respiratory system. When you have Lung Cancer it is harder to breathe and when you do breathe it can bring you pain.

Who is affected

Lung Cancer can arise many ways one of them is from smoking. When you smoke it doesn't mean you're definitely going to get Lung Cancer but your risk of getting it is higher. You can also get this from genetics. That is why every once in awhile you go to the doctor and they check and see for any signs of cancer.


To check if you have any kind of Cancer you would go to the doctor, and the doctor would do a test if something was wrong.

Here are some of the tests listed below.

  • chest x-ray

  • CT Scan

  • MRI Scan

  • PET Scan

  • Bone Scan

Now here are some tests to diagnose Lung Cancer

  • sputum cytology

  • needle biopsy

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Thoracentesis



Chemotherapy works by preventing the cancer from spreading. And sometimes curing the disease by getting rid of all the cancer cells in the body. There is also another treatment called radiation, which is a much quicker process. Radiation is energy that shrinks the tumor.
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Signs and Symptoms

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse

  • Chest pain this is often worse with deep breathing, coughing , or laughing.

  • Hoarseness

  • Weight loss and loss of appetite

  • shortness of breath

  • Coughing up blood or rust- colored sputum Feeling tired or weak

  • infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, that didn't go away or keep coming back.

  • New onset of wheezing


When someone gets diagnosed with Lung Cancer, it depends on which type of Lung Cancer you could get non- small lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. If you find it quick enough you have a better chance of keeping it under control and possibly you could survive.


My Grandmother recently passed away from Lung Cancer, I picked this to find out more about it, so maybe I could help get more answers. That way fewer people die from it each year.

Target Population

Anyone can be affected, but there is a higher risk for women. Also if you smoke it is more likely you will get Lung Cancer at some point in your life
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