Presentation on theme: "Lung Cancer Lung cancer is a disease in which body cells grow uncontrollably starting in the lungs."— Presentation transcript:
Lung Cancer Lung cancer is a disease in which body cells grow uncontrollably starting in the lungs.
-In 2010, more men were affected by lung cancer than women -African Americans and whites are more prone to lung cancer than any other race -Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths Lung Cancer Statistics
-As you get older, your risk for lung cancer increases -Smoking and other carcinogens increase your risk of lung cancer -Heredity Causes/Risk Factors
-Coughing up blood -Breathing difficulties -Fatigue -Recurring infections -Swelling of the upper body Signs and Symptoms
-Do not smoke -Stay away from smokers -Get a radon test for your home Prevention
- www.cdc.govwww.cdc.gov Reliable Internet Source
What screening tests are there for lung cancer? The recommended test for lung cancer is a low-dose CT scan. How is lung cancer diagnosed? Lung cancer is diagnosed by using a low-dose CT scan to look for lung cancer cells. Questions