Lung cancer

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Lung cancer

  1. 1. What is cancer?Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of mutatedcells in the body.
  2. 2. Causes of Lung CancerCigarette smoking is the main cause oflung cancer but pollution, radiation andasbestos may also increase your risk ofgetting lung cancer
  3. 3. Symptoms Chest Pain Cough that doesn’t go away Coughing up blood Fatigue Excessive weight loss Loss of appetite Shortness of breath Wheezing Joint pain Shoulder pain Swelling of face of arms
  4. 4. Ways to prevent lung cancer  Stop smoking cigarettes  Avoid second hand smoke  Test your home for radon  Avoid carcinogens  Eat fruits and veggies  Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all  Exercise
  5. 5. Diagnosis• Chest X-Ray• Cat Scan• Magnetic resonance imaging• Positron emission tomography• Bone scan Cat scan• Sputum Cytology• Bronchoscopy• Needle Biopsy• Blood tests
  6. 6. Treatments Radiation therapy Endoscopic surgery Laser therapy Electro surgery Cryosurgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Neoadjuvant chemotherapy Combination therapy
  7. 7. Groundbreaking research! Matthew Meyerson- discovered essential oncogenes in small lung cancer Lee Krug-Exploring the activity of Hsp90 inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of small cell lung cancer: Preliminary and phase I studies Leena Gandhi-The impact of CXCR4 inhibition on endogenous mouse models of lung cancer progression and metastasis

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