Lung Cancer

By~Kami Sharma

What is Lung Cancer?

The growth of cells that start off in one or both lungs, usually in the cells that line the air passages. The cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide and form tumors. Lung cancer is mostly caused by smoking. There are two types of lung cancer; Small lung cancer and Non-small lung cancer.

Symptoms

Here are a few symptoms of lung cancer:

-chest pain

-shortness of breath

-coughing up blood

-changes of voice

-unexplained weight loss

-bronchitis

How can Lung Cancer caused?

Lung Cancer can be caused mainly by...

-Smoking

-Second hand smoke

-tobacco

-pipe smoking

Lung Cancer cures?

-Surgery to remove the tumor

-Chemotherapy which is the use of special drugs to destroy cancer cells

-Radiation therapy which uses powerful high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells