Lung cancer

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Lung cancer

  1. 1. BY: TJ Monaghan
  2. 2.  Affects millions of people every year.  Leads the cause of cancer death for men and women.  You can get lung cancer without smoking
  3. 3.  85% of lung cancer is caused by cigarettes.  Smoke  Chemicals  People who smoke have a 20 times more chance to get cancer then nonsmokers.
  4. 4.  Both men and women  Mostly people over the age of 21  Daily Smokers  Rare, but kids can also get this cancer
  5. 5.  The period can vary  Can be weeks or even years  People get x-rays for other reasons when they find out that they have lung cancer  A lot of people have lung cancer and they don’t even know they have it.
  6. 6.  Can be affected by the lung tumor of even other tumors all over the body.  Coughing  Coughing up blood  Shortness of breath  Chest pains
  7. 7.  Could be a very long process  Chest x-rays  Cat scan on the chest  Lung biopsy to see if the tumor is cancerous
  8. 8.  Chronic; signs might not show up for years  Not communicable; can not get the cancer being around someone who has it.  Once you get the cancer, you can get rid of it but you can also get it back
  9. 9.  Lung cancer is the most preventable cancer in the world.  The main way how you can protect it is if you do not smoke.  Stay away from smokers since you can get second hand smoke
  10. 10.  Long and very painful process  Rounds of chemo and radiation  Makes people very tired, weak, and sick  Lung cancer is a terminal disease which kills and affects millions of people every year.

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