Affects millions of people every year.
Leads the cause of cancer death for men and
You can get lung cancer without smoking
85% of lung cancer is caused by cigarettes.
People who smoke have a 20 times more
chance to get cancer then nonsmokers.
Both men and women
Mostly people over the age of 21
Rare, but kids can also get this cancer
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.
Can be affected by the lung tumor of even
other tumors all over the body.
Coughing up blood
Shortness of breath
Could be a very long process
Cat scan on the chest
Lung biopsy to see if the tumor is cancerous
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
Lung cancer is the most preventable cancer in
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
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.