Cancer is a term used for a group of diseases which can affect any part of your body and can even result in death (the obvious reality these days). Smoking stands as one of the main reasons for causing cancer, mostly of the lung cancer.
According to the WHO, “Cancer has been the leading cause of deaths worldwide. In 2018, it accounts for 9.6 million deaths.” For very long have we been hearing that smoking is injurious to health, but do we listen? No, we don’t. It’s high time we realise the importance of a healthy body and healthy lungs. We don’t need to breathe them out before the actual time frame.
As we all know, cancer is one of the leading causes of death across the world. Among those, lung cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of cancer in both men and women.
November is Lung Cancer awareness month, and we need to acknowledge the fact that, “Lung Cancer is responsible for more deaths than prostate, colon, and breast cancer combined.”
The type of cancer that affects our lungs is known as lung cancer. It mostly affects people who are addicted to smoking. It is further divided into many types and non-small cell lung cancer is the most common among those. Small cell lung cancer and bronchial adenoma are other types of lung cancer. All of these have further sub-types.
Both non-small cell and small-cell lung cancer basically have the same symptoms. The early symptoms may include:
These are the signs that people should be aware of. You may also suffer from respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
Lung Cancer accounts for 27% of all the cancer deaths and is the leading cause of death by cancer in both men and women.
Lung Cancer can affect anyone, but if we go according to studies and reports, more than 80-85% of cases are the result of smoking.
So what are the important steps to be taken?
Lung Cancer is deathly, we all need to fight it together.
Originally published here