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Within the United States there are many different cause of death What is the leading cause of death Whether it be drunk driving accidents cancer heart disease or diabetes Lung cancer is considered the leading cause of death which may be surprising to some With many different forms of cancer in women such as breast and ovarian cancer one would think others kill more patients Also with men having prostate cancer and colon cancer more frequently people might forget that lung cancer is a leading cause of death Statistics confirm that more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer The Sabiston Textbook of Surgery wrote by Danial A Anaya has concluded that out of all the different forms of cancer lung cancer kills more than 28 of the patients diagnosed Anaya In order to not fall prey to such a deadly disease one should understand the disease and know the causes and also possible treatments Before starting off with lung cancer one first needs to know basic information on cancer itself Carmen Ferreiro who has a PHD in biology and also spent more than ten years researching at the University of California has explained that cancer as an uncontrollable growth inside of an organ or tissue Ferreiro 9 Ferreiro also mentioned that within the Greek culture Hippocrates named cancer Karkinos which translates to the common word crab Hippocrates called cancer karkinos because when the Greeks looked at their tumors they had one main lump and then smaller appendages hanging off of it making it look like a crab8 By knowing the basics of cancer one can examine the functions of more specific types of cancer including lung cancer When one thinks of lung cancer one assumes that all lung cancers are the same but when taking a closer look one finds that lung cancer is broken down into two different types The researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have
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