Lung Cancer By: Emma Marchiano and Mackenzie wallace

lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs

RISKS: second hand smoke, smoking, chemicals in air, diet, radiation therapy to chest

SYMPTOMS: bloody cough, chest pain, wheezing, weight loss, fatigue/weakness, and respiratory infections

CAUSE: heavy exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, personal/family history, cigarette smoking is common cause, inhaling different chemicals in the air, and asbestos

REDUCING RISK: do not smoke, stop smoking, avoid second hand smoke, test home for radon, avoid carcinogens at work, eat a diet full of fruits and veggies, and exercise frequently

TYPES & TREATMENT: Non-small cell lung cancer, needs surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Adenocarcinoma, needs radiation and chemotherapy. Squamous cell carcinoma, needs surgery radiation, and chemotherapy. Large cell carcinoma, needs surgery. Large cell neuroendocrine tumors, needs surgery. Small cell lung cancer needs chemotherapy after surgery.

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Created with images by Iwan Gabovitch - "X-RAY" • oracast - "diagnosis xray chest" • khawkins04 - "No smoking" • marusya21111999 - "guy view fatigue" • bachmont - "estrés" • 27707 - "smoking no smoking cigarettes" • Philippe Put - "xray lungs portrait"

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