lung cancer

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Submitted: June 01, 2017

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"LUNG CANCER" Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and form tumors. Lung cancers, also known as bronchogenic carcinomas ("carcinoma" is another term for cancer), are broadly classified into two types: small cell lung cancers(SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). ... NSCLC is the most common lung cancer, accounting for about 85% of all cases. HOW CAN LUNG CANCER BE CAUSED? About 80% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking, and many others are caused by exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoking is clearly the strongest risk factor for lung cancer, but it often interacts with other factors. Smokers exposed to other known risk factors such as radon and asbestos are at even higher risk.



Small-cell lung cancer grows rapidly.The time from the development of symptoms to diagnosis is usually 90 days or less. Small-cell lung cancer spreads quickly. From 67% to 75% of People who develop small cell lung cancer, will have spread of thecancer outside of the lung at the time of initial diagnosis.

WHERE DOES LUNG CANCER SPREAD TO? Lung cancer can spread to nearly any region of the body, but the most common areas are the lymph nodes, liver, bones, brain, and adrenal glands HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR LUNG CANCER TO KILL YOU? Most lung cancers begin to grow silently, without any symptoms. Patients with lung cancer often do not develop symptoms until the cancer is in an advanced stage. The actual time from when one cell becomes cancerous until it is large enough to be diagnosed or produce symptoms may take as long as 10 to 40 years.

CURE OF LUNG CANCER: Unfortunately, symptoms usually only occur when the cancer has become too advanced to cure. However, much like breast, colon or many other commoncancers, lung cancers detected as the earliest stage (Stage 1) can be cured with surgery or radiation 80 percent or more of the time.

SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER: The most common symptoms of lung cancer are: A cough that does not go away or gets worse. Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing. Hoarseness. Weight loss and loss of appetite. Shortness of breath. Feeling tired or weak.

TYPES OF LUNG CANCER: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all cases. ... Adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma. Large cell carcinoma. Large cell neuroendocrine tumors. Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) makes up 15-20% of all lung cancer cases.

TRAETMENT OF LUNG CANCER: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments and immunotherapy—alone or in combination—are used to treat lung cancer.

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