Lung Cancer Project

Lung Cancer Project - How do I prevent lung cancer? I chose...

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Unformatted text preview: How do I prevent lung cancer? I chose to do my project on Lung Cancer because my grandfather (mom’s dad) died from lung cancer. I want to understand this disease and be able to know what I can do to prevent it. Back ground Lung cancer is a disease in which the cells of lung tissues grow uncontrollably and form tumors. A tumor is a mass or lump of tissue made of abnormal cells . (faqs.org) Lung Cancer….? (nlm.nih.gov) Lung Cancer causes 30% of all cancer death According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, approximately one out of every 14 men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer of the lung or airways at some point in their lifetime An American is diagnosed with lung cancer every 2.5 min Studies showed that smoking and being around other’s smoke, being around gases like radon and personal traits can increase the risk of getting lung cancer Facts Recent studies indicate that women who smoke may be more likely to develop lung cancer than men who smoke. Stopping smoking, regardless of age, significantly reduces the risk of lung cancer Lung cancer can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because symptoms sometimes don't appear until the disease is in an advanced stage (Lung Cancer) Facts Continued… •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '08 term at greenriver.edu.

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