Are you at risk of getting Lung Cancer?

September 21, 2012 • Lung Disease

Lung cancer is the worsened stage of disease and results due to uncontrolled growth of cells. The abnormality of cells can form a tumor or lump inside the body. Cancerous cells can destroy the scope of healthy tissues to grow and develop in a right way. Lung cancer is difficult to treat and can spread rapidly. The cancer can spread in brain, bones, liver and these are the sites of development of tumors. Lung cancer can begin its growth in single or both lungs.

People at most risk for Lung Cancer


Lung cancer is basically related to tobacco smoking and about 90% of patients having this disease have had a habit of regular active smoking. If you are smoking more number of cigarettes daily, there will be more risk of getting lung cancer. Passive smokers can also get lung cancer, but chances are lower. Smoking can damage lungs from inside and make you more risky to get lung cancer.


Industrial exposure towards chemicals can expose to harmful toxins and asbestos. It can persist for a longer time and cause lung diseases. People who are being exposed to chemicals and asbestos are more risky to develop lung cancer.


People having genetic history for lung diseases are more prone to develop it.


Radon is an odorless gas, having natural production by breaking of Uranium in soil, water or rocks. This gas adds into the air and you can be affected in a worse way. Some places are highly prone to get unsafe limits of radon and some testing kits are specifically designed to check the gas levels. If it is higher, there can be some measures taken to resolve it.

These are the major factors, but some other risks, including alcohol consumption, air pollution, TB, emphysema and other lung diseases, increasing the scope of getting lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Origination

Lung Cancer does not originate in early phases of lung disorders. Tumors might be originated in chest or other parts due to many reasons. When cancer is in advanced stage, there are many symptoms experienced by people:

  • Coughing with blood (Hemoptysis)
  • Chest pain, tightness and persistent aching
  • Chronic coughing that doesn’t go away
  • Hoarseness in voice
  • Weight loss
  • Wheezing
  • Breath shortness

Lung cancer can be treated according to stage of disease, cancer type and immunity of a person. In early phases, cancer can be treated easily, but it might become fatal in later stages.

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