Leading Causes Of Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in a person one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not grow into healthy tissue and do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells (What Is Lung Cancer, 2016). As lung cancer grow, the abnormal cells can form tumors and interfere with the functioning of the lungs, which provides oxygen to the body through the blood, (What Is Lung Cancer, 2016). A study shows that small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer are the two main types of lung cancers, (Types and Staging of Lung Cancer, 2016). Small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (Cancer) cells form in the tissue of the lung”, (General Information About Small Cell Lung Cancer, 2016). Smoking tobacco products are the major cause of small lung cancer. Coughing, shortness of breath, and chest pain are the signs of lung cancer (General …show more content…
It is reported that tobacco smoking is one of the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (Burden of Tobacco Use in the U.S., 2016). It is the leading cause of death and diseases in the country (Burden of Tobacco Use in the U.S., 2016). The use of cigarette smoking kills around 480,000 every year, (Burden of Tobacco Use in the U.S., 2016). Over 41,000 of these deaths come from second-hand smoke. Smoking-related illness in the country cost more than $300 billion in a year. Also, the exposure to environmental smokes and air pollutions contribute to it (Moore,2009). Authors from the Oncology Nursing society reported “In 2009, about 21% of U.S. adults were cigarette smokers; 90% of lung cancer deaths among men and approximately 80% of lung cancer deaths among women are related to smoking,” (Luftman, Martin, Guenthner, Arnold, Mullet, and Malhar,2011). The smoking rate among individuals in the United States is very high, and it is causing serious health problems like lung cancer and an early

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