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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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