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Signs And Risks Of Lung Cancer

on January 28, 2013

Lung cancer is a disease when there is a development of unwanted cells or tumors inside the lungs. This is a very common disease in all smokers. Lung cancer is the main cause of over 1,370,000 case of deaths all over the globe every single year.

smoking hazardsHere are some risks and causes of lung cancer you should know in order to best prevent it.

1. Smoking

Smoking cigarettes and other stuffs is the main factor that lead to 80% lung cancer cases. Smokers are 10-30 times more vulnerable to get lung cancer than non-smokers.

Cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, and other form of inhaling the smoke in your lungs are proven to cause lung cancer for just about anybody. Chewing tobacco is not an exception, it even has more risks for causing throat and mouth cancer as well.

2. Job risks

Your job is the environment where you have to breath in smoke, chemical substance, tiny dusts from Niken, Chrome, or other lethal metal as well. Working in construction business also let yourself exposed to cement powder which is extremely toxic for the respiratory system.

3. Age

Even though you don’t smoke cigarette, the risk of getting cancer when you get over 40 will increase. Youngster also get it nevertheless but smokers over 40 years of age are more susceptible to lung diseases in one way or another.

4. Genetics

Some people have lung cancer from early childhood or right after being born. If you parents or siblings have lung cancer, the chance of you getting this disease also increase as well.

Even though there are many different reasons for you to get lung cancer, smoking is still the most dangerous killer of all. When smokers exhale, secondhand smoke also affects people around them substantially. Secondhand smoking problem is also known for killing people lives in many recent years.

There is also thirdhand smoking problem as well. This happens when fine ashes from leftover buds get stuck in the air inside the house and cause severe breathing problem for kids as well as adults.

There are signs that you can watch out for if you think you’ve got lung cancer. It is quite easy to recognize these signal happening in your body.

– Coughing hard and continuous

– Coughing blood is another dangerous signal showing that you might have lung cancer

lung-cancer1– Short breath, breathing rapidly or rasping for air

– Making sounds when you breath

– Chest pains

– Lost of appetite

– Lose weight

– Constant pain, sometimes even severe pain in your lungs

Some other lung diseases also have the same signs as above but to be safe you should get checked as soon as possible. Some other body signals you should also be worried about are: raising in body temperature, swollen face, uncleared voice, or changed in finger nails.

Quit smoking can be the ultimate solution if you don’t want to push your limits. It’s not quite easy as it may sound. There are many ways out there that helps you quit such as pads, gums, or even the e-cigarettes.

Gums and pads are not as effective as they claim it to be. The ecigs are not proven by scientists to be completely safe for human use, and in many study recently, the vapor cigs also got a bad reputation for causing lung diseases as well.



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