29 January 2010


Lung cancer became the biggest cause of death for cancer currently affecting men and women. Someone who came to the doctor with this disease is usually already in an advanced stage. Watch out, who knows the signs there are in yourself.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lung cancer is a major cause of death in the cancer group in both men and women.


Most lung cancer derived from cells in the lungs but lung cancer can also come from cancer in other body parts that spread to the lungs.

Smoking is the main cause of approximately 90% of cases of lung cancer in men and about 70% in women. The more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk for suffering from lung cancer.

Only a small proportion of lung cancer (about 10% -15% in men and 5% in women) are caused by substances that met or inhaled in the workplace.

Work exposed asbestos exposure, radiation, arsenic, chromate, nickel, klorometil ethers, mustard gas and coke oven emission can cause lung cancer, although usually only occurs in workers who also smoked.

Inhaling the smoke of cooking can also cause lung cancer, when in the long term. So is the case with the passive smokers.

So how do you know the disease of lung cancer or not? Recognize the symptoms before seeing a doctor. Excerpted from Health, is he worth 10 marks suspected lung cancer.

1. Persistent cough
2. Chest pain and in pain when you cough or laugh
3. Shortness of breath and asthma as those with asthma
4. Bloody sputum, change colors and more
5. Often experience recurrent infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis
6. Hoarseness / husky.
7. Enlarged fingertips and sore
8. Decreased body weight and loss of appetite
9. Growth of abnormal breast in men
10.Emosi unstable, changeable mood, lethargy, depression

According to researchers from the Danish, most lung cancer spread to the brain. Studies of 4,320,623 was also performed to determine the appropriate treatment of cancer.

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, the researchers said that the patients are generally diagnosed after the cancer went to a psychiatrist.

This is because the signs are vague and often ignored by someone. "This study shows that the psychological examination is very important in a whole series of examinations of disease," said Michael E. Benros, MD.

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