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What If There Was Not Lung Cancer One of the most powerful and deadliest forms of cancer is lung cancer What would the world be like today if this disease did not exist Maybe it would be overcrowded but one thing is for sure a lot of people would be out of jobs and looking everywhere for money and jobs Not all the effects of lung cancer are bad some of these effects provide an opportunity for others Lung cancer has many frightening statistics risks forms that one can develop and treatments that one might not know about An average of 157000 men and women die in one year in America from a single form of cancer called lung cancer 2001 Encyclopedia Encarta Lung cancer is described as a ma-lignancy of the lungs and most of the time forms in the lining of the bronchia Although sometimes it may begin in the trachea bronchioles or the alveolus these are not as likely as in the bronchia No symptoms will be apparent at first but the victim will begin to develop a cough hoarseness coughing up blood or rust colored sputum just to name a few things Lung tumors may be detected though in chest x-rays as well as in cat scans To determine if the tumor is cancerous a needle biopsy is needed Lung cancer spreads through the blood stream but it does not always spread If the cancer multiplies there is a five-year survival rate of 14 and 46 have a five-year survival rate if it doesnt spread Penn State University Edu-cation Center Only 15 of patients are diagnosed in early stag es but even after it spreads there is a one-year survival rate of 41 Cancer Organization Lung cancer is a very deadly and contagious disease An estimated 16400 new cases broke out in America this past year and of them 89500 were in men and 74600 were in wo-men United States Lung
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