• What is Lung Cancer?
  • The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on both sides of the chest.
  • Lung Cancer is cancer that forms in the cells lining air passages.
  • Some cells become abnormal and grow in an uncontrolled way and form a tumor.
  • The tumor interferes with the functions of the lung. It might also spread to other organs.
  • Lung Cancer Facts and Statistics – Worldwide:
  • Tobacco is the major cancer risk factor worldwide and 1.76 million people died from lung cancer in 2018!
  • According to WHO, SMOKING is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths
  • In women, incidence rates are generally lower. It is the 3rd most frequent cancer of women (725,352 cases, 8.4% of all cancers) and the second most common cause of death from cancer (576.060 deaths, 13.8% of the total).
  • Lung Cancer Facts and Statistics- Abu Dhabi 2016:
  • Lung cancer the leading cause of death among Nationals.
  • Most cases are diagnosed as a late-stage (Stage 4 ).
  • Tobacco use and Lung Cancer:
  • Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.
  • Smoking causes nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers cases
  • Lung cancer risk factors are related to: 
  • Age of smoking onset
  • Amount smoked
  • Gender
  • Product smoked
  • Depth of inhalation
  • Passive smoking, (or the inhalation of tobacco smoke from other smokers) increases the risk of lung cancer by 20-30%.
  • Lung Cancer Symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Breath with Harsh sounds
  • Changes in the voice
  • Recurrent lung problems
  • Change in sputum color
  • Coughing up blood
  • Intense Coughing
  • Lung Cancer Prevention:
  • If you don't use tobacco, don't start.
  • If you use tobacco, try to quit. The risk of lung cancer decreases from 30% to 50%after 10 years of quitting tobacco.
  • Stay away from other people who are using tobacco. Breathing smoke can cause lung cancer too.
  • Lower exposure to workplace risk factors.
  • Lower exposure to radon gas.
  • Follow a healthy diet.
  • Increase physical activity and exercise.

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