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Disorders of The Respiratory System - Lung Cancer
Transcript of Disorders of The Respiratory System - Lung Cancer
coughing up blood
shortness of breath
wheezing, hoarseness, loss of voice
loss of appetite SMOKING! Tobacco in cigarettes contains many types of harmful chemicals that can cause cancer. In Canada, about 85% of lung cancer cases are resulted from smoking. Other Causes Second hand smoke
Exposure to Radon gas
Exposure to high levels of air pollution
Personal or family history of lung cancer
Previous lung disease Treatments for Lung Cancer Surgery Surgically remove the tumor and surrounding tissue, parts of the lungs or the whole lung itself Radiation Therapy Using powerful x-rays or other forms of radiation to kill cancer cells Chemo Therapy Using drugs to kill rapidly growing cancer cells and stop new cancerous cells from growing Laser A small beam of light burns and kills cancer cells By: Semmi Wong and Kristina Le Causes of Lung Cancer WORKS CITED LIST
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