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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs. According to WebMD, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, in the United States of America. Lung cancer causes more deaths than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined. This is tragic because it is one of the most preventable kinds of cancer. There are different types of lung cancer, and each has signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatments for their type...

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Lung transplant

Lung Transplantation: Should Smoker’s Lungs Be Used as Donors for Lung Transplants College Writing, GE201 April 10th, 2013 Lung Transplantation: Should Smoker’s Lungs be used as donors for lung Transplants With the extreme shortage of vital organs for transplantations, research continues to decrease mortality rates of patients waiting for organs while on transplant waiting lists. While researchers found that receiving a lung from a donor with a...

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, its deadly claws stretched over all continents in the world. However, lung cancer is not just a disease; it can act as a magnifying glass; many social problems and goodness of society can be revealed through the causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant or benign. Smoking and unhealthy diets are all causes...

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Does Smoking Cause Lung Cancer

from lung cancer and other smoking related diseases than they die from aids, drug abuse, car accidents and homicide, combined. Cigarette smoking is a danger to our life and health. It is the leading known cause of lung cancer. Each year more than 30,000 people will die of lung cancer and 4 out of 5 of them will get it because of cigarette smoke. Studies have proven that there is no safe way to smoke. Tobacco contains many dangerous cancer causing chemicals that affects the lungs of the...

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Lung Volume Spirometer Activity 1

Lung Volume Activity The graph below is called a spirograph. It represents the amount of air that moves into and out of the lungs with each breath, as measured by a device called a spirometer. (The terms that are used to describe the features of a spirograph are explained below.) • Tidal volume is the volume of air that is inhaled and exhaled in a normal breathing movement when the body is at rest. • Inspiratory reserve volume is the additional volume of air that can be taken into the lungs...

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Expanding the population of lung transplant donors

Expanding the population of lung transplant donors As I held my own breath each passing second waiting for that gasp of air and that little faint cry to come from the most beautiful 8lb 9oz of life I have ever encountered, to watching my Mother hold the head of a little brown eyed boy and coaching him through each inhale, to holding the wrinkling strong hand of an Uncle who I admired growing up laying in his death bed as he struggled to take a breath after forty years of work inside a mountain...

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Lung Cancer: Causes and Treatment

The Killer Lung Cancer When I was 14 my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, which had quickly spread to her bones, then brain. I was so lost and confused; my mother never smoked a day in her life. She was a healthy woman who ate right and exercised regularly, the doctors gave her 6 months to live, and I lost her at 16. Although, there are so many people in the world who do not smoke and develop lung cancer, there’s many ways a non-smoker can get lung cancer: environmental, second hand smoking...

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Hyperventilation: is the alveolar ventilation exceeding metabolic demands.  B. Acute respiratory failure: A condition that occurs when fluid builds up the air sacs in your lungs. Is defined as inadequate gas exchange such as PaO2 less than 50mm Hg or PaCO2 greater than 50 mmHG and with pH less than 7.25. Can result from direct injury of the lungs, airways, or chest wall or indirectly because of injury to another body system. 5. The answer is B. Atelectasis.  6. A- it is more common in children because...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or also known as Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema is a disease that happens in the lungs of people who smoke. It blocks the airflow to the lungs with black tar / black carbon. Some symptoms are excessive coughing and continuously out of breath. To ease the symptoms you could you use inhalers, steroids, antibiotics or just more oxygen. This disease will slowly kill you because it affects your respiratory system...

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Lung Cancer

The Genetics of Lung Cancer Catherine Hayworth BIO 355A/357A June 14, 2012 Colorado Christian University Cancer can be one of the hardest battles that one must face, whether that battle is lost or won, it changes the lives of everyone involved. Lung cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers and it affects the lining of the lungs and the ability to breathe. Lung cancer is the number one killer of men and women than any other cancer worldwide. This cancer is mostly found in smokers and...

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