8 Signs of Lung Cancer Women Should Know

1Lung Cancer In Women

Cancer itself is a scary disease but to have cancer in the lungs is very frighting, today lung cancer is one of the biggest killers for women.  Lung cancer kills more women in one year than any other forms of cancer, but most women do not know what the signs are and they are different than in men.

A cancer begins with an error, or mutation, in a cell’s DNA. DNA mutations can be caused by the normal aging process or through environmental factors, such as cigarette smoke, breathing in asbestos fibers, and to exposure to radon gas.  Also, today there is air pollution from all over the world that cause cancer…just look at China and how about the necular disaster in Japan.

We need to learn how to focus on lung cancers’ early detection and interception: catching precancerous cells and blocking them from turning into cancer cells and to find lung cancer when it is most treatable. Currently, only 15% of people with lung cancer are diagnosed in the earliest stages, resulting in a 5-year survival rate of only 17.7%,  and if not caught it spreads.