Research Project Gianni Riggione

Background Information: I'm sure everyone is familiar with cancer. everyone knows the disease but most people don't know what cancer actually is. People know cancer by it being in there family of they know someone that has it. Cancer is basically uncontrolled cell division. One of the most sever form of cancer is Lung Cancer

Symptoms: Pain in the chest and/or ribs, cough can be dry and can have blood, fatigue, loss of appetite, or weakness, frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, or wheezing, frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, or wheezing.

Causes: One of the main causes of lung cancer is smoking. Smoking anything is terrible for your lungs especially Cigarettes. When you smoke it creates a build up of black tar in your alveoli which gives your lungs less room to breath.

Treatments vary but may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, and immuno-therapy.

You usually find lung cancer in long term smokers,but 10%-15% of all lung cancer diagnoses are non-smokers. For those people it can come from second hand smoke or gene mutation or it can just come from the pollution in the air.

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