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  • Danger of Cancer
  • What is Cancer? Cancer is a group of diseases characterized byuncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
  • How does Cancer start?• Cancer starts with the abnormal growth of one cell, which then can multiply into billions of cancerous cells. This will form a mass of tissue called a tumor. DID YOU KNOW? With the 100 trillion cells in the human body. Our bodies are constantly producing new cells to repair and replace old, worn-out tissue.
  • How does Cancer spread?• When a few of the cancer cells start producing chemicals that enhance blood vessel formation into the tumor. Through the new blood vessels formed cancerous cells now can break away from a malignant tumor and migrate to other parts of the body, where they can cause new cancer
  • Where can I get Cancer?Your Lungs is a common site for Cancer
  • What are some of the Lung Cancer risks factors? Cigarette smokers have 20 times or even greater risk than nonsmokers. Cigarette smokers are at much higher risk than nonsmokers or pipe and cigar smokers. Smokers of low-tar/nicotine cigarettes have slightly lower rates of lung cancer. Air pollution increases the risk for lung cancer Exposure to certain mining materials, uranium and radioactive products, and asbestos have been demonstrated to be associated with lung cancer.
  • What are some warning signs of Lung Cancer that I should watch for? Cough that doesnt go away Difficulty in swallowing Shortness of breath
  • 3 factors that could have led to cancer prevention? Using a Respirator when around harmful chemicals Limiting exposure to secondhand smoke Incorporating Diet and Exercise into lifestyle
  • What can I do today to prevent getting cancer? Stay away from smoking and secondhand smoke. Smoking can also lead to Pancreatic and Oral Cancer Look for the warning signs, since early detection is crucial to stopping the Cancer Visit American Lung Association website for more information.
  • Credits: Artwork: Microsoft Clip Art  Textbook pages 351-380