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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 TRANSMISSION/CAUSES LUNG CANCER LUNG CANCER LOGO HERE DIAGNOSES CURE The symptoms include: chronic cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, fatigue, wt. loss and chest pain. It can be diagnosed through x-rays, sputum cytology (mouth swab) or a biopsy. It forms in the tissues of the lung, normallyin cells lining the air passages. There are three types of lung cancer: small cell,squamous cell and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma starts in flat cells lining the inside of airwaysin the lungs. Small cell lung cancer begins in the bronchi near the center of the chest, and diffuses quickly.Adenocarcinoma starts in cells that wouldnormally secrete mucus. TREATMENTS About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (prostate cancer and breast cancer being the first)It makes up 13% of all cancer cases and accountsfor 27% of all cancer deaths (leading ca death). WHAT IS LUNG CANCER? Small cell lung cancer is mostly treated with chemotherapy. Radiotherapy is also an option for this cancer. Non small cell cancer is treated with surgery,chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of these. OCCURENCE Cancer is not transmittable because it is a mutation of the DNA that causesthis disease. The main cause of lung cancer is smoking and/or second hand smoke. It can also develop frompoisonous chemicals in the air. Because stage 0 non-small lung canceris limited to the lining layer of airwaysand has not gone deeper, this kind is usually curable by surgery alone. No chemotherapy or radiotherapy is needed. PREVENTION There is no way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risks if you:- Don't smoke- Avoid secondhand smoke- Test your home for radon- Avoid carcinogens at work- Eat healthy fruits and vegetables- Exercise multiple times per week Sarah TrippyPHS 2nd PeriodJanuary 26, 2015
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