Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Malaysia with more than 4,000 new cases recorded each year. In 2007, the overall level of lung cancer mortality recorded the third highest after breast cancer and colorectal cancer. However, among men it ranked first with 15.8% of cases. Lung cancer is often associated with smoking.

Cause of Lung Cancer

According to the study, smoking is one of the causes of lung cancer. Most patients with lung cancer are smokers. In addition, exposure to radiation and chemicals such as asbestos, arsenic, chromium and petroleum products are contributing factors. The last factor is caused by poor diet and high in saturated fat.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

  • Coughing up blood
  • Prolonged cough (not recovered)
  • Infection of the lungs and airways
  • Rasping voice
  • Bodies become sluggish and lose weight
  • Pain in the bones and spine area

Metro Ahad, December 8, 2013