DAVE-LUNG CANCER

DAVE-LUNG CANCER - PRESENTING LUNG CANCER BY DAVE HUEY Lung...

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PRESENTING LUNG CANCER BY DAVE HUEY
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Lung Cancer: Defined Uncontrolled growth of malignant cells in one or both lungs and tracheo-bronchial tree A result of repeated carcinogenic irritation causing increased rates of cell replication Proliferation of abnormal cells leads to hyperplasia, dysplasia or carcinoma in situ
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Picture of the Lungs
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Lung Cancer in the US According to 2004 statistics, there were 173,770 new cases and 160,440 deaths yearly More deaths from lung cancer than prostate, breast and colorectal cancers combined Decreasing incidence and deaths in men; continued increase in women 0 200,000 400,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 1,600,000 1,800,000 1 3 5 10 New Cases Deaths
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80,660 new cases were reported in 2004 - Account for 12 % of all new cases 68,510 deaths were reported in 2004 - An increase of 150% between 1974 and 1994 Women are more prone to tobacco effects - 1.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer than men with same smoking habits
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Radiation Exposure
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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