Articles tagged with: Lung Cancer
A provocative though small study suggests that the very act of quitting smoking may be a symptom of not-yet-diagnosed lung cancer. That’s the curious conclusion that researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia reached after they surveyed 115 lung cancer patients, all of them current or former smokers, at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. [...]
This 3D medical animation is part of an anti-smoking campaign ad, showing how smoking causes normal alveolar sacs to become enlarged and thinned over time from emphysema. Because the alveoli cannot contract, air is trapped in the lungs and the smoker cannot breathe out effectively.