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Lung Cancer

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Jennifer Le

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Transcript of Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Two types of Lung Cancer:


What Can You DO
#1: Promote Awareness
#2: Join Groups
#3: Create your own event/join events
#4: Fund to Foundations/Organizations

Organizations
#1:
Uniting Against Lung Cancer (
UACL
)
- Leading non-profit organization
- Dedicated to funding innovative research
that enables patients, smokers, non-smokers
- Win their battles with lung cancer
- Live healthy cancer free-lives years after diagnosis
Important Facts
and
Statistics

- On average, 70 canadians will be diagnosed with Lung Cancer everyday
- On average, 55 canadians will die from lung cancer everyday
- Less than 3% of lung cancer is diagnosed
under the age of 45
- Lung cancer also occur in young adults and even children
- More than 50% of Lung Cancer patients are
diagnosed when they're
OVER
the age of 65 and 30% over 70


More Awareness
- MOST
common type of Cancer
- STILL
no cure for Lung Cancer in general
- Cigarette smoking is the principal risk factor for development of lung cancer
- The Overall risk developing lung cancer during your lifetime
--> 1 in 13 in men
--> 1 in 16 women
What is Lung Cancer?
- One of the commonest forms of Cancer
- Carcinoma of the lung
-The number one cause of cancer deaths
- Class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth
Causes
- Smoking
- More than 90% in men & 70% of women

- People who constantly inhale second-hand smoke
- Inherited genetic condition
- Radon
- Asbestos
- Other toxic products
- Air Poillution
#5: Work with people diagnosed with lung cancer
#6:
Volunteer
-->
For ex.
Hospitals
#7:
Fundraiser at school,and
the community
Small Lung Cancer
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
How can you Lower
I
S
K
?
R
- DON'T
smoke
- STAY
away from second-hand smoke
- Check your home from radon, a odorless, invisible gas that can seep through the walls and basements

Small Lung Cancer
Organizations

#2:
National Cancer Institute
- Sponsors research on prevention & treatments of LC
- Provides information
-->
HOW
to become involved in clinical trials & treatments
Organizations
#3:
The Lung Association
- Promote & Improving Lung Health for
ALL
canadians
- Non-profit & Volunteer
--> Based on Health Charity
- Depends on Donation to support lung health research, education, prevention, advocacy
- Less common type of lung cancer and it spreads faster than non-small-cell lung cancer
Three major types of small cell lung cancer
:
- Small cell carcinoma
- Mixed small cell/large cell (areas of both cell components)
- Combined small cell carcinoma
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This is the most common type of lung cancer. It usually spreads more slowly than other lung cancers.

Squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
Adenocarcinoma (tumor)
Large cell carcinoma
Three major types of non-small cell lung cancer:
Important Facts
and
Statistics
(Continued)
- Elderly parents tolerate chemotherapy poorly compared with younger counterparts
--> Age-related progressive reductions
- Chemotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for LC
- Lung Cancer can be found by imaging tests
-->
Ex.
Chest X-rays, Chest (T-scans), bronchos copy etc.
Signs &
Symptoms
- Cough
- Chest Pain
- Cough up Blood
- Shortage of Breath
- Wheezing
- Loss of Voice
- Sick with Pneumonia & Bronchitis
- Swollen Neck
- NOT hungry
- Lose weight without trying
- fatigue
By: Jennifer Le, Celina Nguyen, Michelle Liang
Diagnosis Methods
chest x-rays
Bronchoscopy
CT Scans
Needle biopsy
Mediastinoscopy
Treatments
-Surgery

Pneumonectomy
(removal of a lung)
Lobectomy
(removal of lobe of organ)
Segmentectomy
(removal of areas-vains, arteries & airways)
Laser
(burn away tumor- no permanent)



How can you GET INVOLVED?
Volunteer for "Lung Cancer Canada" to promote awareness and help out with fundraising events

Visit for more information:
http://www.lungcancercanada.ca/volunteer.aspx

Write a letter to your MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) by enforcing stricter laws/policies about smoking,air pollution and achieving healthy lungs

QUESTIONS?
-Chemotherapy (drugs)
-Radiation Therapy (ex.X-ray)
-Targeted Therapy (medication - stop growth)
-Photodynamic Therapy (non toxic-light-sensitive compounds)
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