Lung Cancer Essay

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2011, p. 37). This was attributed to “the patterns of tobacco consumption”; Tobacco purchases began to decline for men during the 1960’s, but remained a common purchase for females until the 1980’s (Canadian Cancer, 2011, p. 37).

In Canada today, the estimated morbidity rate of lung cancer is one in every 11 men, and one in every 15 women; with a mortality rate of one in every 13 men and, one in every 17 women. These statistics prove that the leading cancerous death for both men and women is lung cancer (Canadian Cancer, 2011, p. 57).

Acute and Chronic Complications Associated with the Disease- ask Jennifer for help finding chronic complications

Lung cancer is a disease that can cause acute and chronic complications. Those suffering
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unexplained weight loss and loss of appetite (feeling that you don’t want to eat)” (Lung Cancer, 2015, para. 4). Many daily activities that someone is used to performing would be highly affected by these acute complications. For example; climbing stairs, walking, making meals, going to work; anything requiring physical activity would be made more challenging on a daily basis (Ganz, P. et al, …show more content…
3). In Canada in 2011, there was an estimated death toll of 20,600 people dying from lung cancer. Those dying were for the majority, males within the age range of 70-79 years of age. Today, in Canada the morbidity rate of lung cancer is; 1 in eleven men and 1 in fifteen women (Canadian Cancer, 2011). The older an individual is when diagnosed with lung cancer, the less likely they are to

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