Lung cancer is cancer that comes from abnormal cells in the lungs.
The majority of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking or being around smokers. Ingredients in cigarette smoke cause damage to lung tissue. The damage can cause the cells in the lung to act abnormally, which can develop into cancer.
Signs & Symptoms
Different people have different symptoms for lung cancer. Some people do not have any symptoms at all. Lung cancer symptoms may include:
- shortness of breath
- coughing that does not go away
- coughing up blood
- chest pain
- Do not smoke
- Avoid second hand smoke
- Remove radon from your home and workplace
There are different ways of treating lung cancer. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. People with lung cancer often get more than one kind of treatment.