Lung Cancer

By: Drew McClellan

What is cancer and how does it show up

cancer is a disease caused by uncontrolled division of cells which results in a growth or tumor in the place where the division happened

Lung Cancer's causes and what it affects

Smoking is just one way you can get lung cancer because of the carcinogens in cigarettes what the lung cancer does is it blackens your lungs with smoke and slowly the lung start to decay

Symptoms

  • 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 sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back
  • New onset of wheezing

The survival rate of lung cancer in certain conditions

The 5 year survival rate for lung cancer is 54% for cases found when the disease is still localized, however, only 15% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at an early stage. For tumors that have been spread to other organs the five-year survival rate is only 4%.