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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What is Lung Cancer? What is Lung Cancer? Lung cancer is a disease of the excretory and resperitory system that is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs. Lung cancer is usually acquired by people who smoke tobacco. Nonsmokers can get lung cancer by being around smoke or certain chemicals. Lung cancer affects mostly all the systems in the body because oxygen is needed to preform bodily functions. Most all organs are affected by lung cancer because it affects your breathing process, so you may not get oxygen to most of your organs. Lung cancer is the most common cancer killer for people in the world. Created by: Kirby Koster Lung cancer effects the body by damaging and destroying lung tissue. When your lung tissue has destroyed, your lungs will not function properly and it will be difficult to breathe. Most scientists recommend chemotherapy to cure lung cancer. surgery is extremely rare but is only suitable if the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes in the lungs. Factual Facts! -lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer related deaths-more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined -over 1.8 million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year About 1 in 14 people get diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the United States. Most common cancer killer for men and women in the US and the world 200,000 people are diagnosed with Lung Cancer 160,000 people will die from lung cancer
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