causes & risk factors of lung cancer
A large greater majority of lung cancers can be attributed to tobacco smoking, either in active smokers or in people who are exposed to secondhand smoke. However, there are also instances when lung cancer occurs in people who have not been exposed to prolonged duration of smoke, either direct or secondhand. Smoke damages the cells of the lining of the lungs. The body may be able to repair this damage to a certain extent. However, with prolonged exposure, the ability to repair damage diminishes and the cells begin to act abnormally and eventually become cancerous.
Some other risk factors include:
- Exposure to carcinogen gases: Radon a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas is formed due to natural breakdown of heavy metals like uranium present in rocks and seawater. Radon can also reach unsafe levels in closed residential and office spaces.
- Exposure to carcinogens like asbestos: Substance like asbestos, arsenic, chromium, and nickel are known carcinogenic and can increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer when exposed to them, more son in case of a smoker.
- Family history of lung cancer: Individuals with a history of lung cancer in a parent, sibling or child are at a higher risk of the disease.
- Compromised immune system: Persons with weakened immunity have a compromised ability to fight infections and repair damage from obnoxious stimuli. For example, people with HIV, patients on long term steroids, etc
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HR-HPV Screening for Cervical Cancer
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Age-related screening recommendations for early detection of cancers
Jul 26, 2019 11:24
Screening for cancer before you develop symptoms is a good way to determine the presence of cancers. It is a good way to prevent or treat them early, thus helping in fewer complications and better quality of life in many cases.
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Does ovarian cancer affect your chances at pregnancy?
Apr 19, 2019 17:32
Ovarian cancer is a rare occurrence during pregnancy. Although the symptoms of ovarian cancer are difficult to differentiate from those of normal pregnancy, it is still possible to detect the disease in the early stage by way of routine ultrasound examination during pregnancy.
Advances in screening and treatment for cervical cancer
Mar 01, 2019 13:50
Cervical cancer has the fourth-highest mortality rate among cancers in women and is also the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. Every seven minutes a woman in India dies from cervical cancer, resulting in over 75,000 deaths per year. India alone accounts for 20% of all cervical cancer cases worldwide
Know Cancer to say No Cancer
Feb 04, 2019 17:47
Being well-informed about the whys and wherefores of cancer & staying attuned to your body can help you in preventing cancer. Early diagnosis generally increases the chances of successful treatment by focusing on detecting symptoms as early as possible
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Is bone marrow transplantation a cure for lymphoma and other blood cancers?
Nov 22, 2018 15:43
The incidence of blood cancers or liquid tumors has been increasing over the years in various age groups. Various treatment plans have shown promising outcomes with bone marrow transplant showing a good success rate. However, precautionary measures are equally important in preventing risks and complications of bone marrow transplant.
What are the first signs of pancreatic cancer? How long does a person live with pancreatic cancer?
Nov 03, 2018 13:21
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Lymphoma, a cancer of lymphatic system
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Identifying and Treating Prostate Cancer
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Urinary incontinence in bladder cancer
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Myeloproliferative disorders (MPD)
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Cervical Cancer, a Leading Cause of Cancer Mortality Among Women
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Multiple Myeloma. A cancer arising from plasma cells
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Breast Cancer: Being aware is the key to survival
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Throat Cancer: A sore throat, difficulty in swallowing and lump in the throat may be a sign of throat cancer
Jan 23, 2016 04:00
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Pancreatic Cancer: Delayed or poor prognosis is the leading cause of cancer death
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Bone Cancer Usually affects the long bones that make up arms and legs
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Cancer: Haplo-identical Stem Cell Transplants – A revolution in Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Ameloblastoma – A rare disorder of the jaw involving abnormal tissue growth
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Adrenal cancer – There is a lot more to fighting cancer than destroying cancer cells
Mar 11, 2015 12:07
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