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Lung cancer

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  • 1. Disease Project:Lung Cancer
    By Courtney Trepkus
  • 2. CAUSES
    Can be metastatic- spread throughout the body
    Anyone can get it
    More likely to occur in adult smokers
    Men’s chances have decreased, women increased
    Men are two times more likely to die once having it
    50% of women with lung cancer are not smokers
    15% of men with lung cancer are not smokers
  • 3. ETIOLOGY
    50 year incubation period
    Affects mainly the lungs;
    can affect other organs
    Detected by
    -chest X-Ray
    -blood work
    -MRI
    -CT scan
    -Positron Emisson Scan
    -Sputum Cytology Test
    -Etc.
    It is possible for the cancer to reoccur
  • 4. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
    Chronic cough
    Coughing up blood
    Shortness of breath
    Tight chest
    Loss of appetite
    Loss of weight
    Weakness
    Difficulty swallowing
    Joint pain
    Facial swelling
    Bone pain/ tenderness
  • 5. PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
    Can be prevented by
    Not smoking
    Breathing clean air
    No asbestos
    No chemicals
    Exercise
    Regular checkups
    Chemotherapy
    Radiation or surgery
    Can be terminal depending on the severity and if it metasizes

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