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Cancer - Lung

Cancer - Lung

Description

Lung cancer is cancer that comes from abnormal cells in the lungs.

Causes

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
  • wheezing
  • coughing up blood
  • chest pain

Prevention

  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid second hand smoke
  • Remove radon from your home and workplace

Treatment

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.

MomConnect and NurseConnect Statistics

MomConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Cumulative total of public subscriptions using the code: *134*550# 364 860
2 Cumulative total of CHW identified subscriptions using the code *134*550*3# 36 121
3 Cumulative total of clinic registrations using the code: *134*550*2# 1 530 990
4 Cumulative total of facilities with at least one registration 4 648
5 Total number of unique cellphone numbers 1 770 988
6 Total number of opt outs received 144 660

NurseConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Total Registrations 19 254
1.1 National 9
1.2 Province 1,090
1.3 Facility 18 155
2 Facilities with at least one registration 2 935
3 Total Number of Opt-outs 411

Services