Lung Cancer : Causes And Causes Essay example

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Lung Cancer
Sam Mondragon
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 283
June. 2016

Lung Cancer Lung Cancer, also known as bronchogenic carcinomas, is the leading cause of high mortality rate in the world. It is caused by cancerous epithelium of the respiratory tract. Lung Cancer is divided into two sections: non-small cell and small cell. Those in the non-small cell group consist of squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. The squamous cell carcinomas usually are located in the hila. They spread to the bronchi at a slow but steady space. Adenocarcinomas are tumors that arise from the glands and large cell carcinomas are large and darkly stained nuclei in lungs and spread to the trachea. Lastly, the small cell carcinomas are the most common type of tumors that develop from neuroendocrine cells. One of the most leading and preventable causes of lung cancer is smoking. 85% of lung cancers are among people who spoke or have smoked (Roth, 2014). The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 4% when the tumor is spread to the organs and 54% when the cancer is still within the lungs. More men are diagnosed with lung cancer, but more women live with the disease without being diagnosed. Lung cancer is the leading cause of deaths, after the age of 60, followed by breast cancer (Roth, 2014). Carcinomas such as small and squamous cells, are the major types of lung cancer caused by smoking. Primary prevention and secondary preventions such as smoking…

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