lungs, a pair of spongy conical organs and are part of the
respiratory system. The right lung has three lobes and left lung
has two lobes. Fresh oxygen is brought to the body and excess
carbon-di-oxide removed through lungs.
factors for Lung Cancer:
Cigars and Pipes- Smoking
cigarettes causes lung cancer.
is the single largest cause of lung cancer'. Stopping
smoking greatly reduces a person's risk for developing lung
cancer. Involuntary or passive smoking also greatly increases
the risk of lung cancers.
Inhalation of asbestos particles can damage
lung cells and increase the risk for lung cancer. Workers who
have been exposed to large amounts of asbestos have a risk of
developing lung cancer that is 3 to 4 times greater than that
for workers who have not been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos
exposure can lead to Mesothelioma
- A malignant tumor of pleura, peritoneum or pericardium.
Radon is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas
that occurs naturally in soil and rocks. It can cause damage to
the lungs that may lead to lung cancer. Risk is relatively high
in miners exposed to radon
A link between lung cancer and exposure to certain air
pollutants, such as by-products of the combustion of diesel and
other fossil fuels is probable but not yet clearly established.
Diseases- Chronic lung diseases
like tuberculosis (TB) can increase a person's chance of
developing lung cancer.
History- Increased risk of lung
cancer developing in a person who had a past history of Lung