Lung Cancer


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This is a presentation that a student did on lung cancer. This presentation lists characteristics of lung cancer, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments. This presentation closes by having a quote from a strong lung cancer patient. This presentation deserves an A.


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Lung Cancer : 

Lung Cancer Lance Lewis Grade 10, Biology Miss Lewis November 13, 2009

What is lung cancer? : 

What is lung cancer? Uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs Cells: unable to carry out normal cell functions unable to develop into healthy tissue able to form tumors/impede lung function

Two Types of Lung Cancer : 

Two Types of Lung Cancer Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Most types of cancer (80%) Squamous cell carcinoma Adenocarcinoma Bronchioalveolar carcinoma Large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma Small Cell Lung Cancer 20% of lung cancers Primarily due to smoking

Risk Factors : 

Risk Factors Smoking Secondhand smoking Genetics Environmental factors Asbestos Radon Air pollution Tuberculosis Radiation exposure Industrial substances

Body/Chest Symptoms : 

Body/Chest Symptoms Loss of appetite Unexplained weight loss Fatigue/weakness Headaches Bone and joint pain Neurological symptoms Neck/facial swelling Bleeding, blood clots Coughing Chest pain Color or volume change of sputum Shortness of breath, change in voice Recurrent lung problems Coughing up phlegm, mucus, blood

Diagnosis and Treatment : 

Diagnosis and Treatment Physical Exam Chest Exam/X-Ray CT, PET Scan, MRI Spiral CT Scan Sputum Cytology Bronchoscopy Biopsy Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation New Treatments: Chemotherapy regimens Monoclonal antibodies Anti-angiogenesis agents Growth factor inhibitors Gene therapy Photodynamic therapy Lung cancer vaccines

References : 

References “Cancer is a reminder to live each day fully.” Suzanne, a strong individual with lung cancer Any questions? Thank you for your time!

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