Lung Cancer In The Body

By. Nadine Acosta

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that bwgin in one or both lungs. They do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they instead divide rapidly and form tumors.

Some Symptoms to Lung Cancer

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:


  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse

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

  • Hoarseness

  • Weight loss and loss of appetite

  • Coughing up blood or rust-colored sput

  • Shortness of breath

  • Feeling tired or weak

  • Infections

Causes and Prevention

  • Don't smoke.
  • Avoid secondhand smoke. ...
  • Test your home for radon (smoke that can't be detected by the five senses )
  • Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise

Treatment

There are four main ways to treat lung cancer, they are...

surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.

Diagnosis

tissue sample

sputum cytology

imaging test

Frequency in population

People get lung cancer from more cities with bad pollution and where more people smoke.

video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXVoX3z8GVg


a clip from the Doctors. It tells you many facts such as 1 in 5 women have never smoked yet have lung cancer!