The Burden of lung cancer

Hello guys,wow, its been long since I ever posted But now I’m back with this post down about lung cancer and its related branches.Hope you will enjoy.


Globally, there are approximately 1.8 million new cases of lung cancer per year. Lung Cancer accounts for highest cancer-related mortality globally. Despite this, many African countries lack information regarding the epidemiology of lung cancer and its control.This is the first proposal of a collaboration between 4 African countries on lung cancer across the continent.

Smoking and excessive exposure is air pollution are the two most fundamental causes and prevalent risk factors of lung cancers. However, it must be noted that non-smokers are not completely insulated from this condition. They may be affected either by second-hand smoke or by other risk factors of lung cancer.

  • Exposure to carcinogens and asbestos dust
  • Exposure to radon gas
  • Family history of lung cancer.

                                      SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER

The early stage lung cancer is notorious for being symptom-free. This makes it very difficult to identify for the disease early. However, in the later stages some definite signs to identify lung cancer include

  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest Pain
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Excessive headaches

                            TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUNG CANCER

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the treatment options available for lung cancer. Based on the stage of the cancer, location and complexity, a multidisciplinary team of specialists will arrive at the most viable treatment options. Surgery for lung cancer includes:

  • Removal of a small section of the lung
  • Removal of a larger section of the lung but not an entire lobe
  • Removal of a lobe of the lung but not the entire lung
  • Removal of the entire lung

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About robah

Hello! I'm Robah Abduba from Tigithi Boys High School and this is my third year in Butterfly Effect. During my free time I listen to music mostly hip hop music.My favourite musicians are Post Malone, Lil Baby, Travis Scot , Quavo, Take Off, Offset , Li Nas X,Lil Durk, Lil Dicky, like they are many of them but those are the main ones. I like football but I prefer to be outdoors during the game.I play table tennis sometimes but not often. When I graduate from high school I wanna start producing my own songs and also learn more about music production because I really like music and that my passion being a musician and a producer. Being a musician I always hope that one day I will meet those main musicians who do well in music production.

3 Replies to “The Burden of lung cancer”

  1. Hi Robah,
    Great round of research! Your post is very organized, and it was enjoyable for me to read because I have actually been learning about the respiratory system in my Anatomy and Physiology (Biology) 12 class. Perhaps, if you haven’t already done so, you could look into the different types of lung cancer. Furthermore, I think it would be interesting to look at how our respiratory system functions normally, and how and why its ability to function properly changes when we have lung cancer.
    Here are some websites that you might find useful:
    Good luck!

  2. Hi Robah!
    I have always seen lung cancer as one of the most scary conditions that humans have to ever endure. While many people believe that smoking is the only way to receive lung cancer, it isn’t, and I like how your post touched on that. I look forward to reading your future posts.

  3. Hey Robah!
    I’ve always know that lung cancer is a problem, but never just how bad it is. I really like how you organized your research, and can’t wait to read your next post about lung cancer!
    Here are some sources that could help you:
    I hope your next research round is just as interesting as the first,

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