Almost 1.3 billion humans worldwide smoke, even though it is no mystery that smoking can kill you. If you aren’t sure to quit, what will it take? Check into the next statistics:
- Is the most frequent cancer worldwide, with 1.2 million new cases diagnosed in 2009 alone.
- Is the most lethal cancer and has the highest worldwide death rate Three million people diagnosed with lung malignant neoplastic disease worldwide.
- Causes more deceases than the other three most popular cancers combined (colon, breast, and prostatic)
The positive news?
Most lung cancer is preventable, since ninety percent of cases are caused by smoking. Just imagine how fast new cases of cancer would sink if everyone quit lighting up.
Distinguishing among the different types:
Malignant neoplastic diseaser falls into 2 common categories, small cell tupe (SCLC), also known as oat cell cancer, and non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC is very common – around 80 pct of lung cancers are NSCLC. SCLC matures more quickly than NSCLC and is almost completely caused by smoking.
NSCLC can be split into three different types:
Glandular type: These cancers account for about forty percent of lung cancers and have a better medical prognosis than other types of lung cancer.
Adenocarcinomas are frequently found in the external regions of the lungs and at first develop in the mucus producing cells. Big cell carcinoma: Around 10 to 15 pct of cancers fall into this class; large cell carcinoma has characteristically big, rounded cells, grows rapidly, and has a inadequate prognosis.
Squamous cell carcinoma: This cancer type scores about 25 to 30 pct of all lung cancers and most commonly happens near the center of the lung in the bronchial tube (one of the two main subdivisions of the windpipe).