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					            Lungs

By: Janelle Palkiewicz, Anastasia
  Levakis, Thayne Rohrbaugh,
        Jennifer Murray
             The Healthy Lung
   Smooth, shiny and highly elastic
   Light and porous texture
   Conical in shape
   At birth it is a pinkish white
   In adulthood it is a dark gray
   Right lung weighs 625 g
   Left lung weighs 567 g
   Heavier in males than in females
The Healthy Lung Con’t
             Cancerous Lung

   Inside lung is black, brown and dead
    looking
   Visible nodules
   Outside lung is blood red
Cancerous Lung Con’t
       Symptoms of Lung Cancer
    Just in the lungs             After metastasizing
   Coughing                 Loss of appetite
   Chest pain               Fatigue
   Back Pain                Headaches
   Shortness of breath      Bone or joint pain
   Changes in voice         Neurological symptoms
                              including unsteady gait and
                              memory loss
                             Neck or facial swelling
                             Bleeding, blood clotting
Other Pictures
               Causes/ Risks
   Cigarette smoking is the number one cause
   DNA (heredity)
   Asbestos exposure
   Radon exposure
   Environmental factors
   Secondhand smoke
   Age
   Recurring lung problems
                   Death?

   YES!!!!!
   The cancer keeps oxygen from entering
    the bloodstream
   Leads to cardiac and respiratory arrest
    =death
         Other causes of death

   In the late stages (IV) of lung cancer the
    cancer cells metastasize to other parts of
    the body
   Can lead to multiple organ failure
                  Statistics

   In 2007 lung cancer accounted for 15% of
    all cancer diagnoses and 20% of all cancer
    related deaths
   In 2010 there were 222,520 new cases
    and 157,300 new deaths related to lung
    cancer
              Other Sources

   http://www.livestrong.com/article/50668-
    signs-death-end-stage-lung

				
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