Lung Cancer

By Steven Mason and Taylor Rendall

Definition of Lung Cancer

lung cancer makes the cells in the lung tissue grow tumors uncontrollably.

  • Primary and Secondary are the two types of lung cancer.

  • primary lung cancer starts in the actual lung. it is made into two groups, small cell and non-small cell lung cancer.

  • secondary lung cancer doesn't start in the lung but somewhere else throughout the body and spreads to the lung

Symptoms and Impact

there are many causes of lung cancer

  • coughs that you can't get rid off. it shows that your respiratory system.

  • Having trouble breathing. if you have breathing problems after you exercise is normal but it's not normal when it doesn't go away.

  • repetitive build up of mucus if you have mucus build up for a month or longer talk to your doctor about lung disease.

  • if you hear wheezing while you breathe there might be something that is wrong in your lung or your airway.

  • when you cough, if you cough up blood you may be getting something from your lung or your upper respiratory system.

  • if you have long lasting unexplained chest pains that last for a month or longer are also a warning sign.

    lung cancer changes the shape of your lung

    • when you have lung cancer your lung changes and it grows tumors that are uncontrollable.

    • the biggest reason they change is because we breathe in harmful things like chemicals.

    • there are two different types of lung cancer, small cell and non-small cell.

    • you are more likely to get non-small cell lung cancer.

What is Prevalent about it

Lung cancer is very common and is mostly seen in people over the age of 65.

  • since both men and women can get lung cancer it is the most common cause of death throughout the world.

  • there were 224000 new cases in 2014 and there were 159000 deaths because of lung cancer.

  • 1 out of 14 men and women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the U.S.

  • 70% of people diagnosed with lung cancer were above the age of 65.

  • less than 3% of people diagnosed with lung cancer are under 45 years old

  • the more people smoked the more common lung cancer started to be

  • there are less cases of lung cancer in developing countries

  • lung cancer is still the most common type of cancer in both men and women in the world

How it is Diagnosed

If a patient is suspected to have LC, they are checked for symptoms causing factors, hoarseness, and coughing. They are x-rayed and MRI'd for the location of the possible tumor.

How it works

The tumors start in the bronchi, and block airflow and mucus travelling to the throat. Because of the tumors and mucus buildup in the lungs, patients feel short of breath.

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