Lung Cancer

By: Tyler Harper

Lung Cancer Explained

Lung cancer is the cancer of the lung. In the lung that is affected by cancer the cells have been mutated to not die essentially. This leads to a multitude of problems. The reason the cells have been mutated could be from a multitude of reasons.

Lung Cancer chemotherapy effects

If using chemotherapy for lung cancer some side effects would be nausea,vomiting,hair loss,mouth sores, and fatigue.

Causes of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can be caused by a couple reasons. The most common reason is smoking cigarettes. Other reasons Lung Cancer can occur are from hereditary reasons, aging, or other environment changes besides smoking.
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How to prevent Lung Cancer

The most simple and very effective way of preventing lung cancer is to not smoke if you are at the moment. Also to go to a doctor every once and while if you have smoked before.
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Ways to treat Lung Cancer

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lifestyle choices

Ways Lung Cancer is diagnosed

  • Xray
  • CT scan
  • Tissue Samples
  • Sputum cytocology

How common is lung cancer?

1 in 4 deaths from cancers is lung cancer. It more occurs in older people aswell. More people die from lung cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer,and prostate cancer combined.