Nutritional Immunology

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer happens when the cells lining the airways grow and divide uncontrollably, leading to the formation of an abnormal mass. It is a cancer that can develop over months to years and patients may not see the warning signs until much later. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in males and third most common cancer in females in Singapore.

Warning signs:

  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Recurring chest infection
  • Hoarseness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • New onset of wheezing
  • Fever without known reason

Who are at risk?

  • Smokers
  • Exposure to second hand smoke
  • Exposure to asbestos and other chemicals such as arsenic, chromium, nickel, etc..

What can you do?

  • Maintain a diet high in fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Exercise regularly

Source of information: National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

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