Herpes Links

   Home    About Us    Health Topics    Diet & Health    Media    Products    Testimonies    Contact Us

Quick Links: Understanding Lung CancerProstate CancerPancreatic CancerUnderstanding Pancreatic CancerDigestaideSkin CancerStomach CancerNutrition 2000Nutrition And HealthProstate Health AlternativesProstate Cancer FactsProstate EnlargementNutrition & Prostate HealthProstateProstate CancerProstate GlandProstate HealthProstate ProblemsPC Hope TestimoniesCandida

Understanding Lung Cancer

     The lungs are 2 sponge-like organs found in the chest. The right lung has 3 sections, called lobes. The left lung has 2 lobes. The left lung is smaller because the heart takes up more room on that side of the body. The lungs bring air in and out of the body, taking in oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide gas, a waste product. The lining around the lungs, called the pleura, helps to protect the lungs and allows them to move during breathing. The windpipe (trachea) brings air down into the lungs. It divides into tubes called bronchi (singular bronchus), which divide into smaller branches called bronchioles. At the end of these small branches are tiny air sacs known as alveoli. Most lung cancers start in the lining of the bronchi, although they can start in other parts of the lung. Lung cancer often takes many years to develop. First, there may be areas of pre-cancerous changes in the lung. These changes are not a mass or tumor. They canít be seen on an x-ray and they donít cause symptoms. But these changes can be found by special tests of cells in the lining of the airways of lungs damaged by smoke. As these pre-cancerous areas go on to become true cancer, they may make chemicals that cause new blood vessels to form nearby. These new blood vessels nourish the cancer cells and allow a tumor to form. Finally, the tumor becomes large enough to be seen on an x-ray. Once lung cancer occurs, cancer cells can break away and spread to other parts of the body in a process called metastasis. Lung cancer is a life-threatening disease because it often spreads in this way before it is found.

 

Lung Cancer Statistics

According to the American Cancer Society

 Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in both men and women

 More people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined

 The average age of people found to have lung cancer is 70

 In 2005 there will be about 172,570 new cases of lung cancer in the United States: 93,010 among men and 79,560 among women. About 163,510 people will die of this disease: 90,490 men and 73,020 women

 About 6 out of 10 people with lung cancer die within 1 year of finding out they have lung cancer. Between 7 and 8 will die within 2 years

 

 

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  Signs and Symptoms

Who's at Risk

How Lung Cancer is Detected

 

Watch, Fight and Pray:
My Personal Strategy to Combat Prostate Cancer

By Lonnell Johnson, Ph.D
Paperback

This book provides a powerful message that prayer changes things.  Dr. Lonnell Johnson's personal testimony provides a unique strategy of  how faith, prayer along with our Prostate Cancer Protocol allowed him to defeat prostate cancer. 
Read more about this book.

Surviving Prostate Cancer without Surgery
By Bradley Hennenfent, M.D.
Paperback

"Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery" by Bradley Hennenfent, M.D. (Roseville Books, 2005), begins with the shooting of a urologist and includes a WWII Battle. Men, and the women who love them, who want to avoid impotence and incontinence while beating prostate cancer, will adore "Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery", which reads like a novel and exposes the big lie.
Read more about this book

 
 
Home Media Testimonials Contact Us