Lung Cancer

By Iris Zheng Period 9

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a cancer that affects the lungs and creates abnormal cancerous cells that take over health lung cells. Some symptoms include coughing, pain in the chest, shoulder or back, change in color or volume of sputum, shortness of breath, changes in voice, hoarse sounds while breathing, lung problems such as bronchitis or pneumonia, blood clots, fatigue, bone fractures, bleeding, headaches and coughing up mucus or blood.
Lung Cancer is often caused by smoking, drinking alcohol, being exposed to polluted air, asbestos, radon, tuberculosis and genes. Some ways to prevent getting this cancer is to stop smoking, don't drink, stay away from diesel exhaust and put on a mask to prevent polluted air from getting inside your lungs. Treatments for non small cell lung cancer include, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, RFA, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. Treatments for small cell lung cancer include, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Treatments for carcinoid tumors include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and drug treatments.

Ct tomography scan is used to detect lung cancer. People who smoke have a greater risk to lung cancer. Lung Cancer is the top leading cause for cancer deaths.