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More than three quarters of lung cancer smokers die within five years

Surveys show that up to 80% of lung cancer is associated with smoking. Find out why it is best for your health to stop smoking as soon as possible.

Oncological diseases include cancer of the lungs, one of the most common causes of death, both in men and women. This is an uncontrolled proliferation of abnormally altered cells in the lungs, resulting in tumor formation.

Symptoms include:
chest pain,
loss of body weight,
coughing bloody mucus or blood.

Treatment includes surgical procedures (surgery), drug delivery (chemotherapy), irradiation (radiotherapy) or a combination of these methods. The choice of treatment depends on the degree of disease. Despite the advances in medicine, only about 16% of lung cancer patients survive for more than 5 years after the diagnosis was diagnosed.

Smoking cough warns

Some of the chemicals contained in tobacco smoke cause, promote, or accelerate the development of lung cancer. These substances cause changes in lung cells that can lead to tumor formation. In addition, some of these are able to suppress or disrupt the process of airway cleaning, which normally removes foreign matter and pollutants from the lungs. This leads to the build-up of mucus and a smoking cough. Smoking cough is a way for the lungs to get rid of pollutants.

Better later than never

The risk of lung cancer in smokers increases rapidly with the number of smoked cigarettes and the length of time they smoke. It also depends on when they started smoking. This risk may be up to 25 times higher than those who have never smoked.
On the other hand, if you stop smoking, the risk of developing lung cancer decreases gradually. In the 10 years after smoking the last cigarette is half to one third compared to the risk of a smoker.

Individuals who stop smoking (even in middle age) will avoid the additional health effects of smoking. The sooner you end up, the better your chances of staying healthy.

Author: MUDr. Anna Čermáková
Source: U lékař

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