By Brayan Almora and Hector Aparicio Pedroza
Ms. Powell, 7th Language Arts
Problem – Solution Paper
May 15, 2014
Lung Cancer Causes and Treatments
Lung cancer is defined as abnormal cell tissue that forms in tissues of the lungs. It is estimated that there are 224,210 new cases every year, while the estimated deaths are numbered at 159,260 per year . There are several options of treatment and are as follows: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Immunotherapy and Vaccine Therapy. Research and advertisement has brought about much change to the public awareness. Many tobacco companies in North Carolina and nationwide have had to make changes to their products and sales. There are many causes of lung cancer and this paper will outline the major causes of lung cancer and discuss treatments. Public awareness, education and marketing better health could help prevent lung cancer.
Many people are affected by smoking, second hand smoke, radon gas, asbestos and air pollution. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke, which causes 80–90% of lung cancers Nonsmokers account for 10–15% of lung cancer cases, and these cases are often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, and exposure to; radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including second-hand smoke So the people that are affected need to be educated regarding the health issues around the use of tobacco.
There are three main types of lung cancer known as non small cell, small cell, lung carcinoid tumor. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. There are about 85% of lung cancers that are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer. This one is the most common according to research. Next is small cell lung cancer.
Small Cell Lung Cancer is the next type of cancer. Small cell lung cancer is also
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