LUNG CANCER

Smoking is the cause of many Lung Cancers. With approximately 90% of Lung Cancer deaths around the world being due to smoking, in Australia, 89% of deaths caused by lung cancer for men, and 70% for women. In 2001, 8,275 deaths were recorded in Australia (4,657 men and 2,382 women). the age of which young people start smoking will have an impact on their risk of developing lung cancer. The younger they start out, the higher the risk it will be for them to devolop the cancer at a later age.

What is Lung Cancer?Lung cancer is a growth of abnormal cells inside the lung. These cells happen to reproduce much faster than normal cells. These cells stick together to form an unnatural growth inside the lung, known sometimes as a tumour.

What are the symptoms?
Some of the ways to tell you have lung cancer is to have a look at the symptoms
SYMPTOMS
- Reoccuring cough
- Blood in Sputum
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling weak
- Losing weight
- Pain centered in the ribcage
- Reoccuring pneunomia or bronchitis
- Headaches or seizures
- Swelling of the neck and face
- Major fatigue

Types of Lung cancer :
There are two main of lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under the microscope: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. the two different types of lung cancerprogress in different ways, there for, the treatment for each of the cancer's are different.





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Picture of lung cancer
Picture of lung cancer
From this.......to this.......do you really need to be reminded how much damage smoking is causing your lungs. Do you really want your lungs to look like this after you have lost your fight with lung cancer???
From this.......to this.......do you really need to be reminded how much damage smoking is causing your lungs. Do you really want your lungs to look like this after you have lost your fight with lung cancer???




How can lung cancer be treated? Here is your answer. You can find the first
segment you can find under the title surgery for lung cancer (part 1)




This is the story of the Dewitt family.
This is their story of how lung cancer changed their family.
PART 1 (there are two other segments to this story)


The films on this web page were found on you tube