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Title: Lung Cancer


1
Lung Cancer
  • Presented By Mike Zepeda

2
What is lung cancer
  • There are two types of lung cancer
  • Non-cell lung cancer which spreads to other parts
    of the body slowly. which includes,
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Adennocarcinona
  • Large Cell Carcinoma
  • Small cell lung cancer also moves through body
    parts only faster and accounts about 20 of all
    lung cancer

3
What causes lung cancer
  • Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer
  • 87 of lung cancer is caused by smoking
  • cigarettes contain 4,000 different chemicals
    which are proven to cause the effect
  • smoking just doesnt cause lung cancer but also
    causes heart disease, chronic bronchitis,
    strokes, and emphysema.

4
What causes lung cancer (cont.)
  • Radon is the second leading cause in the U.S.
  • Radon is a gas that seeps up through soil in many
    foundations of home properties
  • The EPA estimates that 1 out of every 15 homes in
    the U.S. has radon gas within the home
  • One cannot see or smell radon gas. The only way
    to detect it is to test homes with a radon
    detector for levels.

5
How is lung cancer detected
  • Symptoms of lung cancer
  • Chest Pain
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Chronic cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss loss of appetite
  • Fever without a known reason

6
How lung cancer is detected (cont.)
  • A doctor may also have a person cough up a piece
    of mucus and have it examined for cancer cells.
  • Followed by a chest X-ray or a CT scan

7
How is lung cancer treated
  • Surgery is one way but not always the best way to
    treat, all depends where the tumor is located in
    the lungs
  • Radiation Therapy is the form of X-ray that kills
    the cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to fight the
    cancer cells. Some are pills, while others are
    injections which one must take till no longer
    needed.

8
How can you prevent lung cancer
  • For those who smoke STOP as soon as possible. For
    many who need help The Lung Association is
    offering a new way to prevent stop by calling
    there hotline at 1-800-LUNGUSA

9
Works Citied
  • www.Lungusa.org
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