Different Types Of Lung Cancer

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There are many different types of cancers one of them being lung cancer. Lung cancer is the uncontrolled of abnormal cell growth that occurs in one or both lungs. These cells don’t carry the functions of a normal cells or develop healthy tissues (Lung Cancer 101). There are many types of lung cancer, but the two major ones are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. According to America Cancer Society, 85 to 90 percent of lung cancer is non-small lung cancer. However, there are three subtypes of non-small lung cancer squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma (America Cancer Society 6). About 20 to 30 percent of lung cancer is squamous cell carcinoma which is due to having a history of …show more content…
According to Stoppler, lung cancer is caused by smoking tobacco or being expose it. 87 percent of lung cancer is thought to be the results of smoking or being exposed in some way to tobacco (American Cancer Society 11). Asbestos fibers are also known to be a cause of lung cancer, which is a silicate fibers that can last for a lifetime in the lung tissue (Stoppler). Being exposed to asbestos is a great risk of developing lung cancer, but if you smoke and exposed to asbestos there is a 50 to 90 times greater chance of developing lung cancer then other people in general (American Cancer Society13). Having a high risk of arsenic in drinking water can increase the chances of getting lung cancer especially is you are a smoker (American Cancer Society 12). According to Lung Cancer 101, radon an odorless gas which is released by some soil and rocks that contain uranium is a great risk of developing lung cancer. Another cause to lung cancer according to Lung Cancer 101, are industrial substance which include beryllium, vinyl chloride, nickel chromates, coal products, mustard gas, chloromethyl ethers, gasoline, and diesel exhaust. Lung cancer can also be genetic by inherited or environmentally acquire gene mutation (lung cancer …show more content…
There are even some people who don’t experience any at all. There is about one fourth of people with lung cancer that don’t experience any symptoms and it is only identified by an x-ray (Movva). Those who don’t experience symptoms is because the tumor is growing in the middle of the lung and near the heart, which it doesn’t always cause any pain (Schiller and Cipuas). When having lung cancer people can experience many types of symptoms. The symptoms one would get also depend on the location of the cancer. According to Schiller and Cipuas, if someone’s cancer is near the chest, some of the symptoms would include cough, shortness of breath and hoarseness. However, if the tumor is blocking the air way it can result in pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs (Schiller and Cipuas). Other type of symptoms a person with lung cancer can experience are chest pain, new onset of wheezing, weight loss and loss of appetite (American Cancer Society). Not everyone experience all of these symptoms, only a fourth of people with lung cancer will get chest pain which is a dull, aching, persistent pain (Movva). If the tumor is on top of the lung it will grow onto the spinal cord and towards the armpit, leaving this person to experience shoulder pain, weakness, droopy eyelids, dry eyes, and the lack of sweat on the face (Schiller and Cipuas). Also, some may cough up blood and have headaches depending on how

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