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Lung Cancer: How It Affects Latinos

Is lung cancer more of a problem in the Latino population than in other populations?
Are Latino men or women more at risk for acquiring lung cancer?
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Mission Statement

The purpose of this web site is to inform readers of the risks and dangers of smoking; and to provide as much knowledge and information to help inform readers of the risks, causes, and treatment of Lung Cancer and how it affects the Latino population.

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Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both of the lungs. While normal lung tissue cells reproduce and develop into healthy lung tissue, these abnormal cells form and disturb the lung, making it difficult to work properly. Smoking is the main cause of both types of lung cancer and about 87 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by it. In this way, lung cancer is one of the most tragic forms of cancer because in most cases it should have been prevented.

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This site was created by Chad Day in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2005.