Lung Cancer By Madison Caputo and Aly Nash

What is lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs.

Risks: Smoking, second hand smoke, radon, chemicals in the air, personal/family history, radiation to the chest and diet

Causes:

  • Heavy exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Inhaling chemicals in the air
  • Asbestos
Symptoms: Bloody cough, chest pain, wheezing, weight loss, fatigue, weakness, frequent respiratory infections

How to reduce risk

  • Don't smoke or stop smoking
  • Avoid second hand smoke
  • Test home for radon
  • Avoid carcinogens
  • Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables
  • Exercise frequently

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