A Brief Note On Wan Na Smoke? Essay

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Wanna Smoke?
Imagine a line of 158,040 corpses lined up in hospital beds. This is the number of people that die from lung cancer annually. Although it surmounts all other cancers with its mortality rates, lung cancer is often given the “back burner” when it comes to ribbons and walks. Perhaps people do not realize that it is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. Lung Cancer consists of many different types caused by different reasons but with several treatment options.
When someone hears the words lung cancer their response probably is not filled with as much sympathy as it would be if they heard brain cancer. While all cancer is life threatening The American Lung Association says “Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths in 2012”(1). This makes lung cancer the most active killer of the cancers, and these diagnoses are not just lung cancer as a whole, but are broken down into many other types of lung cancer. The most common type of Lung cancer is non-small cell Lung Cancers. According to “Lung Cancer types” the non-small lung cancers are responsible for eighty percent of lung cancers (Eldridge 1). Non-Small Lung Cancers can be broken down into three more detailed types. Adenocarcinoma of the Lung is most commonly found in women and non-smokers yet, it accounts for fifty percent of non-small Lung cancers (Eldridge 1). Squamous cell carcinoma is what most people immediately think…

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