Be aware! “Lung Cancer” a threat near you

A fatal disease that no one wants to have. The latest news reported about a 28-year-olds man who is the owner of a Facebook page named “สู้ดิวะ” had been diagnosed with the last stage of lung cancer. The initial symptom is just coughing, then he was diagnosed that half of his right lung is gone. That news led to today’s content about Lung Cancer. Let’s take a look at the causes of lung cancer.

The causes of Lung Cancer

  • Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer. Each time smoking causes changes in windpipe cells, making it easy to develop lung cancer.
  • Toxic substances such as cigarette smoke, even if they do not smoke themselves, can cause residual toxic substances which can cause lung cancer, including PM2.5 dust or asbestos exposure.
  • People who previously had lung diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis or patients with emphysema had a higher chance of developing lung cancer than the general public.
  • Other factors, such as aging, the use of certain drugs, marijuana, cocaine, or vitamin A deficiency, can cause lung cancer.

Lung cancer is divided into two types

Lung cancer is caused by the rapid and uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells. It causes abnormal cell clumps that can be detected when found in large numbers or spread throughout the body. Lung cancer can be divided into two types:

  • Small cell lung cancer
    It is a cancer that occurs between 10 – 25 % of all lung cancers. This type of lung cancer can grow and spread rapidly and can also cause rapid death as well.
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
    Approximately 75 – 90 % of the cancer’s metastasis is slower and can be treated with surgery or chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Early detection has a chance of complete recovery.

The "lung cancer" warning signs

Lung cancer is not contagious and cannot be transmitted to others. People with these symptoms or those around them should consult a doctor to have physical examinations:

      1. A symptom of the respiratory system

  • Chronic cough, possibly with or without phlegm.
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pain when breathing
  • An abnormally exhausting gasp as the cancer grows, leaving less lung space.
  • Pneumonia with high fever

      2. Symptoms of other systems

  • Sick of food, and weight loss for no reason.
  • Have a pain in the bone.
  • Swelling in the facet, arms, throat, and chest.
  • It’s hard to swallow food because of the lumps of cancer squeezing the esophagus.
  • Have blisters or lumps on skin.

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