Lung Cancer

Andrew Grilo

What is Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a disease that that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke.

How do you get Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is usually caused by smoking. Cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. But pipe and cigar smokers are still much more likely to get lung cancer than non smokers. They are also much more likely to get cancer of the mouth or lip.

What is a treatment for Lung Cancer

One treatment is having surgery to cut out the cancer but the doctors are not sure if there is still anymore cancer in their body, so often chemotherapy , radiation therapy or targeted drug therapy is used.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

  • weight loss
  • bone pains
  • voice changes
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pains.

Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

You can usually get lung cancer from smoking cigarettes or smoking pipes and cigars but smoking cigarettes is more of a risk of having lung cancer.
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Target Population

The target population for lung cancer is that ages 18 and older smoke cigarettes.

Onset

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • chewing tobacco
  • Smoking pipes
  • Smoking cigars
  • Second hand smoking

Treatment

  • Lung transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Medication

Connections

My personal connection is that one of my family members died from lung cancer.
What is Lung Cancer?