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Breast Cancer And Lung Cancer

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Cancer has been taking the lives of many for years now. Even though cancer has affected people for centuries, we have yet to find a cure for the disease, but we are now able to identify the different forms of cancer such as breast cancer and lung cancer. With scientific innovations, the medical field has been able to make advances in treatments. With all the new advancements, it is clear how much new information has been exposed. Exposing such information permits the public to become more knowledgeable in what illnesses surround them. Although medicine and precautionary measures to keeping one healthy has become significantly more effective, is everyone still truly safe from possibly getting lung cancer? Lung cancer is”... the cause of…show more content…
Lung cancer takes the lives of many at a young age and the cause isn’t always clear as of how this disease was contracted. The most popular idea of what causes lung cancer since early times has been using tobacco. Tobacco contains nicotine which is a highly addictive drug that gives a temporary feeling of relaxation. When people get addicted to nicotine, it becomes incredibly difficult for the victims to stop smoking. According to Brody, Lung cancer has been shown to take the lives of more people compared to any other form of cancer and this is the case since lung cancer is associated with life style. New information regarding lung cancer has shown that about one-fourth of those victims who are diagnosed didn’t obtain it through first hand smoking. People can obtain this illness through an “unlucky” combination of genetics (Brody). It was one thought that lung cancer was strictly caused by lifestyle choices, but over the past years, it has been shown that lifestyle isn’t the thing that can potentially allow one to contract lung cancer. The environment along with tobacco use and genetics can also play a role in contracting lung cancer. In an industrial world, pollution has been a reoccurring problem. With emissions from vehicles and industrial power plants, air pollution and/or smog has been hovering over us. In places like China who are thriving in the industrial world, are being greatly affected by air pollution. According to Brody, “In Asia, lung cancer is alarmingly
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