Doctors and scientists have studied the study of cancer, also known as oncology, around the world. Technology and the increase of understanding of cancer have made it one of the most evolving areas in modern science. Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow uncontrollably. Lung cancer is the prominent cause of cancer death around the world and kills over 1 million people per year. It is an important and widespread disease that composes as a major public health problem, and if left untreated becomes very malignant.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, its deadly claws stretched over all continents in the world. However, lung cancer is not just a disease; it can act as a magnifying glass; many social problems and goodness of society can be revealed through the causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant or benign. Smoking and unhealthy diets are all causes of lung cancer; the related problems and topics associated with them are peer pressure, individual and government responsibility, teen diets and role models. Preventions are available in many different methods, with the help of government and
One summer morning in 2007, I woke up to the news that my father had lost his battle with lung cancer just after one year. Those words were heartbreaking and life-changing. My father was the light of my life and my true best friend. He was a family man, hard-worker, and the best role-model. He was a successful engineer who supported his family to the fullest, and his life had to stop because of a fatal disease. No one can ever replace the bond that my father and I had. It kills me, that the last words he said to me could barely be spoken because the severity of his cancer.
On January 7, 2008, my grandmother was diagnosis with stage four lung cancer. Doctors gave her six months to live. I was living in Georgia at the time. However, I was determined to revise my schedule to allow me to ravel back and forth to care for her. I would leave each Thursday, to go to Louisiana and leave in just enough time to make it work on Monday morning. While in Louisiana, I was in charge of her upkeep, prescriptions, ensuring she was comfortable, taking her for chemotherapy and physical therapy. I witness the effects of her chemotherapy, which were fatigue, and not having the capacity to endure the serious torment of her pain. Looking after her was exceptionally demanding, however it gave me a feeling of importance and pride. I felt a profound feeling of fulfillment and achievement. I discovered inward qualities and capabilities that I didn't know I
Lung Cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer. ?Lung cancer kills more Americans than the next five cancers combined? (Jameson). Lung cancer can be caused by smoking, second hand smoke, pollution, and chemicals. ?Some symptoms of lung cancer may be someone who has a cough that doesn?t go away or gets worse, chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing or coughing or laughing, hoarseness, weight loss and loss of appetite, coughing up blood or rust- colored spit, shortness of breath, felling tired or weak, infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don?t go away or keep coming back, new onset of wheezing, and often showing no symptoms until it?s too late? (Ungar). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a risk factor for developing lung cancer, and have a poor chance of treatment after having lung cancer. People don?t know cancer can kill them. There four stages of lung cancer one through four. . The four stages of lung cancer are in stage one the cancer is only in the lungs and nowhere else yet. In stage two the cancer is in the lungs and is moving nearby the lymph nodes. The third stage of lung cancer has spread to the middle of the chest. In the last and final stage of cancer is the worse of them all it has went into both lungs and fluid around the lung or to other parts of the body such as organs or liver
Supporting my uncle through his fight with cancer was a life changing experience that opened my eyes to the rapid pace of cancer development and to how devastating it can be to families involved. My role in his time consisted of supporting him closely through his journey until his final hours. Although this was an emotionally draining experience, it taught me resilience and made me more determined to give the best support I can to people in
My parents had just attained engagement when they found out my dad had cancer. My dad had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma stage four at the age of 25 in1996. My mom and dad were shocked but had hope my dad would make it. My dad has inspired me to be the best I can be and not let anyone stop me. This unexpected event happened before I was born but tremendously affected me. This my dad’s unforgettable story.
Through all of the challenging things that took place while my father was fighting cancer, I learned many valuable lessons. My parents decided that my father would undergo chemotherapy and radiation at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, Georgia. Normally, they would be gone for about two weeks at a time, but there were a couple occasions that my parents were forced to stay there for months due to major surgeries. Home alone in Florida, my brother and I had very different schedules. So, I was alone most of the time. I was only a sophomore in high school, and I found myself having to do pretty much everything on my own. Even though it was onerous, this time in my life is very meaningful to me. It taught me that I will not always have someone to rely on. Even if it was a little earlier than normal, I am thankful that I was forced to become as independent as I am today. I value this chapter in my life, because I believe that being strong and independent is very critical to being able to survive in the world we live in
Continually, my father would come home from work weaker and disable sometimes he could barely stand up. He started getting blurry purple spots on him and that's when I figured something wasn't the same about my father. He used to always carry himself with energy and laughter but, now he couldn’t get out of bed. We took him to the hospital and they told us he had stage 2 cancer. This experience has not only changed me as a person but changed the way I had to live for a while. When my father had to be on around the clock care at the hospital me and my older sister had to help out around the house. While most 4th graders were outside playing with their friends, I was inside everyday helping my mom cook, clean, and feed the dogs. I had to step up a lot and do more thing that i'm not used to because my dad wasn't around to help us out. We would go up to the hospital about every other night and stay up there and spend the night watching over my dad at night. My dad’s cancer taught me that life is too short to be wasting my time on the little things that aren't even important! I’ve realized l I need to make every minute and every moment
After many intensive surgeries, chemo, and radiation, my mother was left to tend to my father. She spent every day either in the hospital or taking care of my father. She did everything from changing his dressing to putting his socks on. After going bankrupt, losing her father, watching her son leave, to taking care of her husband as he laid on a hospital bed fighting for his life, I have never seen anyone more strong in my lifetime to this
In 2010, doctors diagnosed my father with a rare form of cancer with dismal survival rates and gave him nineteen months to live. As a father of three, he wanted to be the best father he could to my siblings and I for as long as possible.
My grandma’s strength pushed her into remission, but the cancer came back. I brought her to chemotherapy treatments. I chatted with her about school and the classes I was excited to start next year. Throughout her fight she never made anything about her; she always focused on me and how I was doing. I used to watch her in the kitchen every holiday, making a dinner for twenty-five without breaking a sweat. Eventually I watched her struggle, needing more help than she wanted to ask for. I witnessed her become victim to cancer, I never lost sight of the woman she was and neither did she, strong.
About a year after being diagnosed, his doctor told him that he was cancer free. He was so happy; his face was all smiles. I had never seen him so happy in his entire life. It was such a beautiful sight seeing my old mans face that lit up, he told everyone that he was cancer free. I was so proud of my father for being that strong, cancer couldn't even bring him down.
The leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States and worldwide is lung cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for thirty percent of cancer deaths in the United States. The deaths caused by breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined do not add up to the deaths that lung cancer causes. In 2007, 158,683 people, 88,243 men and 70,354 women died from lung cancer in the United States (Eldridge, 2012). Out of the 158,683 people that died from lung cancer in 2007, 135,000 of them died of lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes. The overall survival rate of those with lung cancer is at about fifteen percent.
Lung cancer is a type of cancer is found in men and women lung cancer have something to do with your lungs. Your lungs which help pump oxygen into your body and also release carbon out of your body which helps you live because you need oxygen. Lung cancer is a common cancer in ages 60 and up it can also be found in any age but is most commonly in 60 year olds and older. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. in both men and women. Lung cancer is also one of the most preventable kinds of cancer, but smoking is mainly the leading cause of lung cancer.