First we need tounderstand what iscancerhttp://www.clipartoday.com/_thumbs/049/batch_04/1617_business_manager_gesturing_with_a_pointer_stick_tnb.png
Cancer is when cells in your bodymultiply irregularly.http://www.stewartlab.net/images2/norm_cancer.jpg-Cells are reproduced in the humanbody to repair and replace cells.-They are controlled by our DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA(ribonucleic acid)-Disruption in cell division is caused when nuclei cannotregulate how many cells the body regenerates.
-Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced bythe cancer cells and help keep the cell fromdying.-Chemicals are later produced to help developtumors in blood vessels, this is calledangiogenesis.-Metastasis is when the cancer can spread toanywhere in the body and start developingtumors.
Common causes of cancer arehttp://www.survivaljoe.net/images/safety-sign-radiation.jpg http://ecowatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chemicals.jpghttp://www.clearskiescomputing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/15253670-red-computer-or-medical-virus-stamp-isolated-on-white-background.jpghttps://encryptedtbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYVJsrUP9m5SIzQkoFnCOdBpWw_G5Jrw8lyDZjCs3JAjr2oYQQQ
One type of cancer that manyare battling today isLung Cancerhttp://learnaboutcancer.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/symptoms-of-lung-cancer-in-women.pnghttp://www.findhomeremedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/lung-cancer.jpg
There are warning signs to thepotential risk of having lung cancer
-Coughing up blood and thecough not going away whilegetting worst-Mild persistent painin the chest-Shortness of breathhttp://learnherbalife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Coughing.jpghttp://www.voxxi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/chest-pain-Optimized.jpg
There are several ways tohelp reduce the risk ofgetting lung cancer
Quit smoking-9/10 cases of lung cancer are associated with smoking.-Smoking causes cancer in lungs, throat, and mouth.-Is the cause of 30% of all cancer deaths.-You can find a program to help you quit so you can reduce yourrisk of cancerhttp://www.fwweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Smoking-1024x1008.jpg
Avoid second hand smokeRisk of cancer is higher for peoplewho are next to someone that issmoking, about 20% increase ofgetting cancer than the personactually smoking. http://www.smokernewsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Second-hand-smoke.jpgTest for radon in homeState and local office can help with radontesting.The risk of cancer is when radioactive gasbuilds up inside your home.http://www.radonaway.com/images/radon-info/airborne-radon.jpg
2 more ways to help reduce the risk of getting cancer-Having a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating healthy.-Getting screened for cancer periodically with a healthcarephysician if you feel your potential risk is higher.http://my.clevelandclinic.org/publishingimages/hic/lung-screening.jpghttp://www.besthealthylifestyletips.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/benefits-of-a-healthy-lifestyle.jpg
For more information you can visit these sites:http://preventcancer.org/prevention/reduce-cancer-risk/ways-to-reduce-risk/get-screened/http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/default.htm
Works cited:Hoeger, Werner W.K; Hoeger, Sharon A. Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness. Belmont, CA.Wadsworth, 2013