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Lung Cancer


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Lung Cancer

  1. 1. Lung Cancer<br />By: Emily Bruce<br />
  2. 2. What is Lung Cancer? <br /><ul><li>Cancerous cells that form </li></ul> in the lining of the lungs<br /><ul><li> It can be in one or both </li></ul> of the lungs<br /><ul><li> Can form cancerous tumors which can spread</li></li></ul><li>
  3. 3. Statistics <br />The leading cancerous death<br />Second most common cancer<br />About 200,000 cases annually<br />An estimated 159,390 people will die from lung cancer this year. <br />
  4. 4. Risk Factors <br />Tobacco (cigarette smoke) is the #1 cause<br /><ul><li> Accounts for 90% of all cases
  5. 5. 25% is from second-hand smoke</li></ul>Radon<br />Asbestos exposure <br />Pollution<br />Family history<br />Age<br />
  6. 6. Types of Lung Cancer<br />Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)<br /><ul><li>Most common type
  7. 7. About 80-85% are NSCLC
  8. 8. Grows more slowly</li></ul>Small Cell Lung Cancer<br /><ul><li>Spreads more quickly and aggressively
  9. 9. Accounts for 15% of cases
  10. 10. Found mostly in heavy smokers</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms<br />Chest pain<br />Wheezing<br />Fatigue<br />Loss of appetite<br />Continuous cough<br />Coughing up blood<br />Shortness of breathe<br />
  11. 11. Diagnoses and Treatments<br />Biopsy<br />CT scan<br />X-Ray<br /><ul><li>Surgery
  12. 12. Chemotherapy
  13. 13. Radiation therapy</li></li></ul><li>
  14. 14. Stages and Treatment for NSCLC<br />
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  16. 16. Stages and Treatments of SCLC<br />Limited Stage<br />The cancer is confined to one area of the chest<br /> Include nearby lymph nodes<br />Treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy<br />Extensive Stage<br />A tumor has spread beyond the lung<br />Accounts for 70% of SCLC <br />Treated with chemotherapy only<br />
  17. 17. Research and Studies<br />Clinical trials are taking place<br />Many ongoing studies to try find new treatments and improve the current method of treatment<br />Smokers with lung cancer that quit smoking can lessen the chance of having their cancer return <br />Over 10,000 people are cured each year.<br />