The Most Deadliest Cancer

Lung cancer begins in cells that line the bronchi tubes. There are two types of lung cancer, non- small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. If these two types of lung cancers are mixed it is called small cell/large cell cancer.can start somewhere else and spread to the lungs.  Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for both men and women. As the years go on more  Cancer and more people are dying of it. The amount of people that die from lung cancer each year is more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.

Lung cancer is more common in adults over the age of 45. If the adults are under the age of 45, lung cancer is rare. Lung cancer can be caused by cigarette smoking, which is the leading cause of lung cancer, or secondhand smoke as well. Lung cancer can also occur in people who have never even smoked. There is an estimate of 3,000 nonsmoking adults who will die each year from secondhand smoke.

There are many things that can increase your chance of getting lung cancer. Some of these things are radon gas, high levels of air pollution, family history of lung cancer, exposure to cancer- causing chemicals, and radiation therapy to the lungs. There are many symptoms of lung cancer. Some are chest pain, cough that doesn’t go away, coughing up blood, fatigue, weight loss without trying, wheezing, shortness of breath, and loss of appetite.  Depending on what cancer you have, these symptoms may vary. There are others symptoms that occur in the late stage of lung cancer.

The other symptoms that occur in the late stage of lung cancer are bone pain or tenderness, Eyelid drooping, facial paralysis, hoarseness or changing voice, joint pain, nail problems, shoulder pain, swallowing difficulty, swelling of the face or arms, and/or weakness. These are the things that may occur in the late stage of cancer.

Some statistics about lung cancer would be, 208,493 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 111,886 men and 96,607 women. Also 158,592 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 88,541 men and 70,051 women. These are the facts and symptoms of lung cancer.


What other factors do you think could cause lung cancer?

What do you think the second deadliest cancer would be?

What are your thoughts on smoking?

6 thoughts on “The Most Deadliest Cancer

  1. As we all know smoking is bad for you. The fact that people still do it is intriguing to me because it is one of the leading causes for lung cancer. There are many steps you can take to prevent lung cancer- quitting smoking included. A lot of the factors I found that cause lung cancer are related to different carcinogens in the air we breathe. As with any health problem, you can always help to prevent it with exercise and a healthy diet. If you eat junk food every day your body will not get the nutrients it needs to help repair itself of any damage. Also the exercise will help to keep your cardiovascular system functioning properly.

  2. Cancer is terrible thing; but if you could prevent yourself from developing one why wouldn’t you? Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. I think that the other factors are heredity, indoor and outdoor air pollution. Breast cancer would be my guess on the 2nd most deadly cancer. Breast cancer is and isn’t preventable if you don’t exercise, or are overweight that puts you at a higher risk for breast cancer. My thoughts on smoking are why you would shorten your lifespan just for a craving of a cigarette. Smoking one cigarette cuts down your life by 7 hours. Cancer is usually the result of smoking and I don’t believe anybody would be excited about getting diagnosed with it.

  3. I think that some other factors that could cause and prevent lung cancer is where you live and how much pollution is in the air.. Where you live can affect how much pollution is in the air that you breath. I think this because if you lived in place like New York there would be a lot of pollution and you would be at more of a risk. While if you lived in place like Fargo there isn’t really any pollution so there is less of a risk to get lung cancer. So depending on where you live how big your city is going to be how much pollution is in the air.These are my thoughts on the factors of lung cancer.

  4. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer but there is also many other different reasons. I researched that your cells mutate when they come into contact with other dangerous chemicals. When they do this is it can cause cancer. Your chances of getting lung cancer increase as you are exposed to more and more dangerous risk factors. One of the other risk chemical is radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas found in homes, school, and other buildings. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. Radon-related lung cancers are responsible for 21,000 deaths in the United States. Radon gets trapped indoors and comes into a home through cracks in walls. Radon is found in rocks and soil so it isn’t that uncommon. It is easy to test for radon and isn’t that expensive and is highly recommended. Others factors that cause lung cancer are industrial compounds and pollution. I think that if you don’t smoke, get your home tested for radon, and avoid inhaling dangerous chemicals you can avoid the possible outcome of lung cancer.

  5. My thoughts on smoking are, well, that it’s a pretty terrible thing. The thought that people are shortening their lives by doing something that they could prevent is just something I don’t understand. If you had the choice to smoke or to live a longer, better life, I would go for the longer life. Then there are the things smoking does to your body. Like the increased chance of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. Then there is the addiction people have to it. They have a constant need for it, and I think that is just ridiculous because, if you need something so bad, even when it has such harmful effects on you, that just makes you stupid. Those are my thoughts on smoking.

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