Taking a Look at Lung Cancer

978 WordsFeb 19, 20184 Pages
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Malaysia for both men and woman. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest. The left lung is divided into two lobes or sections, and the right lung has three lobes. When you breadth in air enters your nose or mouth and passes into your trachea or windpipe, at the carina the trachea divides into two bronchi then branches into smaller bronchioles. The bronchioles end in tiny air sacs or alveoli. In the alveoli the oxygen and the air you inhale passes into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide in your body passes out of the blood stream. The carbon dioxide is expelled from your body when you exhale. Your lungs are in cased by pleura, a thin membrane that protects them and helps them slide back and forth as you breathe in and out. Underneath your lungs is the diaphragm a smooth thin muscle that helps your lungs expand and contract as you breathe. Your lungs are connected to small collection of immune system cells called lymph nodes by way of lymphatic vesicles. You have groups of these lymph nodes near your lungs above your collar bones and behind your breast bone as well as in other parts of your body. Lung cancer is most commonly start in the bronchi, but they can also begin in the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli. Symptoms of Lung cancer: Early lung cancer typically does not cause symptoms, as the cancer grows you may experience symptoms such as a cough that gets worse or does not go away. You may also experience

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