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Lung Cancer Research

Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in both men and women in the US, with over 158,900 deaths in 1999. Worldwide, lung cancer kills over 1 million people a year. Extensive prospective epidemiologic data clearly establish cigarette smoking as the major cause of lung cancer. It is estimated that about 90% of male lung cancer deaths and 75–80% of lung cancer deaths in the US are caused by smoking each year” (Hecht, 1999). Clearly, lung cancer is an important and widespread disease...

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Nursing Diagnosis Ineffective breathing pattern related to decreased lung expansion secondary to accumulation of fluid in the pleuralcavity Nursing Plan Objectives : Patients able to maintain normal lung function Criterion Results : Rhythm, frequency and depth of breathing in the normal range, the chest X-ray examinations didnot find any accumulation of fluid, audible breath sounds. Plan of action :  Identify the causative factor.Rational: By identifying...

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..... (1) (ii) Explain how you would calculate the volume of air taken into the lungs in one minute. .......................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................... (1) One way in which hospitals test how well the lungs are working is to measure the gas transfer factor. This is done by measuring the uptake...

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A Dangerous Habit-Rough Draft Creatures walk among us and inhabit our homes, cities, and country sides. They walk, work, and live among us. They release and inhale toxins into our atmosphere, into our people, and into our environment. Their lungs turn black and stale with age and use. They scatter fumes in circles and litter their ashes and dropping as if rats. They pollute our land, air, and ocean along with the life contained. Many act “cool” and participate in law breaking crimes. Some even...

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Fact Sheet on Effects of Marijuana on the Body

to produce approximately the same lung damage and potential cancer risk as smoking 5 times as many cigarettes. (UCLA) The study results suggest that the way smokers inhale marijuana, in addition to its chemical composition, increases the adverse physical effects. The same lung cancer risks associated with tobacco also apply to marijuana users, even though they smoke far less. (reported in NIDA Capsules) 9. Benzopyrene is the chemical in tobacco that causes lung cancer. An average marijuana cigarette...

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wk 5 Indoor air pollution

and water. Lung cancer Acceptable, because the risk of indoor air pollution of radon is low Seal cracks Build vent system. Not applicable Mold Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores come through indoor and outdoor air continually. Once mold spores land on a damp surface they grow and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Nasal stuffiness Eye irritation Skin irritation, Fever Shortness of breath. Obstructive lung disease Mold infection in lungs Acceptable,...

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emphysema and chronic bronchitis is that in emphysema damage is to the walls of the air sacs in the lungs and in chronic bronchitis the damage is to the lining in the airways. Both conditions are generally caused by long term exposure to lung irritants, the most common of which is cigarette smoke. Other typical lung irritants contributing to COPD are air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust. The lung irritants cause inflammation; when inflammation is chronic, it causes scar tissue. Scar tissue in the...

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Mesothelioma: Cancer and Naturally Occurring Minerals

Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare lung cancer that begins in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is made up of mesothelial cells which line the chest and abdominal cavities as well as the cavity around the heart. The mesothelium also produces a lubrication fluid that allows the organs to move easily. Mesothelioma is most often a cancer associated with large amounts of exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals whose characteristic feature is fibers. Asbestos was commonly...

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Sampathophysiology Main Article: Carcinogenesis Cancers Are Caused by a Series of Mutations. Each Mutation Alters the Behavior of the Cell Somewhat.

of evolution work against the body's design and enforcement of order. Once cancer has begun to develop, this ongoing process, termed clonal evolution drives progression towards more invasive stages.[43] Diagnosis Chest x-ray showing lung cancer in the left lung. Most cancers are initially recognized either because of the appearance of signs or symptoms or through screening. Neither of these lead to a definitive diagnosis, which requires the examination of a tissue sample by a pathologist. People...

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Smoking Cessation

approximately 7, 000 deaths in Ireland each year. Around 30% of all cancer deaths are caused by smoking and smoking causes illnesses such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema. The main addictive compound in a cigarette is nicotine, it has known psychoactive effects. It is inhaled and the compounds are absorbed into the blood stream via the lungs, the nicotine stimulates the release of adrenalin which stimulates the body and raises the blood pressure, respiration and heart rate. Nicotine...

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