Lung Cancer Research Papers

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
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Treatments for small cell lung cancer are, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, laser therapy, and endoscopic therapy (National Cancer Institute). Unlike Non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer does not form tumors but spreads in small clumps, for this reason, the success rate for surgery is low. Small-cell lung cancer can be found anywhere in the body, it is characterized as lung cancer when it develops from the lungs. (William Daley, UMC Pathologist). Once a patient is diagnosed with Small-Cell lung cancer, they can try and beat the cancer with chemotherapy, but because of its rapid spreading the chemo is usually unsuccessful in killing all of the cancer. At any rate, both cancers are treatable but not

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