What is lung cancer?
Lung cancer is a tumor in the lungs that develops when cells grow uncontrollably.
How do you get lung cancer?
You can develop lung cancer in a variety of ways. Here are two of the most common ways:
- Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer.
- High levels of, or long exposures to, asbestos have been linked to lung cancer.
Asbestos exposure combined with smoking significantly increases your risk for getting lung cancer.
What are the symptoms of lung cancer?
People with lung cancer often experience the following:
- Cough or even coughing up blood or mucus
- Pain in your chest
- Change in breathing or shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Proper treatment for lung cancer is vital for the patient’s best chance at survival and living as comfortably as possible. It is important to get the right help and advise on where to turn to during this time. Treatment can start with removing the tumor or even the lung if diagnosed early on. Radiation and chemotherapy can also be an option.
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