Subscribe Us


Causes of lung cancer

Tobacco is the leading cause of lung cancer. The rate of lung cancer increases with the level of tobacco consumption. The rate of lung cancer in smokers is much higher. The rate of lung cancer increases with the number of smokers and the number of cigarettes per day.

lung cancer
90% of cases of lung cancer are in smokers.

In tobacco smoke has more than 40 substances likely to cause cancers such as polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbure as 3-4 Benzopyren, Dibenzanthracen; polonium 40 and selenium in cigarette rolling paper.

Cigarette smoking actively increases the risk of developing lung cancer by 13 times.

Long-term passive exposure to cigarette smoke also increases the risk.

Air pollution: by gas in families, factories and steam discharged from the engine.

Occupation: workers work at a number of mines has higher risk of lung cancer such as uranium mines, nickel mines, chromates mines; workers in some sectors have to expose to asbestos, petrochemical industry, plastic industry, gas.

Genetics: unproven, but there may be factors related to a family of genetic mutations.

Bronchopulmonary diseases.

Old scars of the lung damage.

Old pulmonary tuberculosis: many cases of lung cancer developing on the old scar tuberculosis have been detected.

Lung cancer Prevention

Quit smoking

Age started smoking, smoking duration, number of cigarettes smoked per day, type of tobacco... have tight relation to lung cancer. Smoking is the main cause leading to cancer, quitting smoking can significantly reduce the incidence of lung cancer.

The incidence of lung cancer of smokers is 10 times higher compared with those who do not smoke. Hence the need to emphasize the first to prevent lung cancer is to quit smoking and stay away from the smoke surrounding.

Exercise regularly

The physical activities, even simple activities like gardening 2 times 1 week can help you reduce your risk of lung cancer.

Diet rich in vegetables and fruits

To prevent lung cancer, we should add plenty of green vegetables, fresh fruit. Eat a variety of vegetables, or eat different colors types such as cauliflower, spinach, onions, apples, tomatoes, oranges... These foods are not only medically effective but also very good for people with chronic disease properties such as high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease ...

Avoid exposure to radiation and heavy metals

For employees working in chemical leakage environment must also adopt effective protective measures to avoid or minimize exposure to toxic elements cause cancer.

Post a Comment