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  • 1. LUNG CANCERBy: Josh Allison and Nguyen Nguyen
  • 2. WHAT IS CANCER? Cancer is the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer causes lumps, or tumors of uncontrollably growing cells that are deadly.
  • 3. WHAT CAUSES LUNG CANCER? Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. A person who smokes more than one pack of cigarettes per day has a 20-25 times greater risk of developing lung cancer than someone who has never smoked. Air pollution, second hand smoke, and asbestos are also causes of lung cancer.
  • 4. PREVENTION By far the most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is never smoke. Taking medicines to treat a precancerous condition or to keep cancer from starting. Changing lifestyle or eating habits. Avoiding things known to cause cancer.
  • 5. SYMPTOMS Early cancer does not usually have any symptoms . Some symptoms of lung cancer are: Chest pain Cough that doesnt go away Coughing up blood Fatigue Losing weight without trying Shortness of breath
  • 6. CURRENT RESEARCH Currently doctors are researching on ways to prevent lung cancer, better ways to treat it, and how take care of people who have lung cancer. Doctors are experimenting things like better radiation therapy, better screening, and better surgery techniques.
  • 7. INTERVIEW Doctor Jay Lee is a doctor researching the same things as the Current Research, this is important because finding better techniques, surgeries, cures could greatly reduce the amount of deaths caused by lung cancer.
  • 8. WORKS CITEDJay Lee, M.D. (2011, November 20). Internet interview."Lung Cancer." Cancer Net. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. <http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+Types/Lung+Cance r?sectionTitle=Current%20Research>."Lung Cancer - PubMed Health." PubMed Health. Web. 20 Nov. 2011.<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH000 4529/>."Lung Cancer Symptoms, Signs, Stages, Treatment, Causes and Diagnosis by MedicineNet.com." Medicine Net. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. <http://www.medicinenet.com/lung_cancer/article.htm>.