Lung Cancer

This is 2 help you learn about one particular type of cancer

what is lung cancer & what can i do to prevent getting this cancer.

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal cells can form tumors and interfere with the functioning of the lung, which provides oxygen to the body via the blood.



ways to prevent lung cancer


Test your home for radon, Avoid carcinogens at work, Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables, Exercise most days of the week and stop smoking or start smoking.

Symptoms of lung cancer that are in the chest & elsewhere in the body:

  • Coughing, especially if it persists or becomes intense
  • Pain in the chest, shoulder, or back unrelated to pain from coughing
  • A change in color or volume of sputum
  • Shortness of breath
  • Changes in the voice or being hoarse
  • Harsh sounds with each breath (stridor)
  • Recurrent lung problems, such as bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Coughing up phlegm or mucus, especially if it is tinged with blood
  • Coughing up blood
  • Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
  • Muscle wasting (also known as cachexia)
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, bone or joint pain
  • Bone fractures not related to accidental injury
  • Neurological symptoms, such as unsteady gait or memory loss
  • Neck or facial swelling
  • General weakness
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots

treatments of lung cancer & diagnostics

There are four basic ways to treat lung cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.

statistics

207,339 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer,

including 110,322 men and 97,017 women.
156,953 people in the United States died from lung cancer,
including 86,736 men and 70,217 women.