So, what is lung cancer?

lung cancer

So, what is lung cancer?

Lung cancer is a condition that causes cells to divide in the lungs uncontrollably. This causes the growth of tumors that reduce a person’s ability to breathe.

Typically, the body programs cells to die at a certain stage in their life cycle to avoid overgrowth. Cancer overrides this instruction, causing cells to grow and multiply when they should not.
The overgrowth of cells leads to the development of tumors and the harmful effects of cancer.

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Identifying lung cancer in its earliest stages can be difficult, however, because the symptoms may be similar to those of a respiratory infection, or there may be no symptoms at all

Watch out as we take you through some signs and symptoms that may be present in Lung cancer next week. Enjoy a healthy week


Credit: BHAN – Better Health Africa Network-Ghana

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