Lung Cancer

by Soleil Goss-Short

Risk Behaviors

- Smoking is the major risk factor

- Chewing tobacco

- Exposure to second-hand smoke

- Exposure to radon gas

-Family history of lung cancer

-Exposure to asbestos

Symptoms

- Cough that doesn't go away or gets worse over time

- Constant chest pain

- Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis

- Swelling of the neck and face

- Coughing up blood

- Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness

- Loss of appetite or weight loss

- Fatigue

Recommended Treatment

- It depends on the stage of the cancer

  1. Stop smoking
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Surgery
  4. Radiation therapy

Prevention Tips

- Don't smoke

- Reduce your exposure to second-hand smoke

- Test your home for traces of radon

- Eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables

- Exercise most days of the week

Works Cited

"Lung Cancer." National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.

"MedlinePlus, "Lung Cancer"" U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.

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