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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

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BSN IV-C WMSU |
LUNG CANCER
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Competency Appraisal II
LUNG/BRONCHOGENIC CANCER
PREPARED BY:
CARIDO, ARNIE JUDEARQUIZA, KEVINBESARES, ALYANNA MARIZAL-MUJIL, FATIMA NORYL KRISHNAAMBALI, CECILLEABUBAKAR, NUSHAIBABERMEJO, ROSE MARAMAN, HANISALADJAHIRAN, ALHAMBRASAKILI, SALWASULAIMAN, NURSHEEMALARRACOCHEA, VINCENTVILLAREAL, VHANESSAAUSTERO, SHEENA MARY MAY
SUBMITTED TO:
Rina Fernandez, RN, MN
 
BSN IV-C WMSU |
LUNG CANCER
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LUNG CANCER
 
Also called bronchogenic cancer
 
Is adiseaseof uncontrolledcell growthintissuesof thelungwhich may lead to metastasis
 
Is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women, is responsiblefor1.3 million deathsworldwide annually, as of 2004
VSTypes of lung cancer
Doctors divide lung cancer into two major types based on the appearance of lung cancer cellsunder the microscope. The doctor makes treatment decisions based on which major type of lung cancer one has. The two general types of lung cancer include:
Small cell lung cancer
Small cell lung cancer occurs almost exclusively in heavy smokers and is less common thannon-small cell lung cancer.> Stages of small cell lung cancer
 
Limited.
 
Cancer is confined to one lung and to its neighboring lymph nodes.
 
Extensive.
 
Cancer has spread beyond one lung and nearby lymph nodes, and may have invadedeither lungs, more-remote lymph nodes, or other organs, such as the liver or brain.
 
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Non-small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is an umbrella term for several types of lung cancers that behavein a similar way. Non-small cell lung cancers include squamous cell carcinoma,adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma.> Stages of non-small cell lung cancer
 
Stage I.Cancer at this stage has invaded the underlying lung tissue but hasn'tspread to thelymph nodes.
 
Stage II.This stage cancer has spread to neighboring lymph nodes or invadedthe chest wallor other nearby structures.
 
Stage IIIA.At this stage, cancer has spread from the lung to lymph nodes inthe center of thechest.
 
Stage IIIB.The cancer has spread locally to areas such as the heart, bloodvessels, trachea andesophagus
all within the chest
or to lymph nodes in the area of thecollarbone or to the tissue that surrounds the lungs within the rib cage (pleura).
 
Stage IV.The cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver, bones or brain.
Signs and Symptoms
 
dyspnea(shortness of breath)
 
hemoptysis(coughing up blood)
 
chroniccoughingor change in regular coughing pattern
 
 
chest painor pain in the abdomen
 
cachexia(weight loss),fatigue,and loss of appetite
 
dysphonia(hoarse voice)
 
clubbingof the fingernails (uncommon)
 
dysphagia(difficulty swallowing)

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