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People who died from Lung Cancer

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  • Max G. Margolis (1889 - 1959)
    Rosenstein says "Max G" was the son of Jacob Margolis and Reizel (Rose) Rosenberg Margolis. He married Miriam Hartman and they had three children: Florine, Elliot J., and Kermit. Max worked with his ...
  • Rachel Elisha (1930 - 1987)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Feb 21 2017, 18:21:29 UTC
  • Sam Winstock Rosenberg (1887 - 1953)
    Sam Winstock & Blanche Brin Rosenberg Sam lived from August 11, 1887 until January 22, 1953 when he died of lung cancer. Dr. Pops could not tell him not to smoke since he, himself, smoked. Aunt Bla...
  • Barbara Densmoor Harris (1935 - 2018)
  • John S. Radosta (1913 - 1988)
    John Stephen Radosta was born in Brooklyn and began his newspaper career at the age of 15 in 1929, when he became the Brooklyn Technical High School correspondent for a neighborhood newspaper. At New Y...

Lung cancer, also known as carcinoma of the lung or pulmonary carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. If left untreated, this growth can spread beyond the lung by process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in the lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas that derive from epithelial cells. The main primary types are small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The most common symptoms are coughing (including coughing up blood), weight loss, shortness of breath, and chest pains.

The vast majority (80–90%) of cases of lung cancer are due to long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. About 10–15% of cases occur in people who have never smoked. These cases are often caused by a combination of genetic factors and exposure to radon gas, asbestos, or other forms of air pollution, including second-hand smoke. Lung cancer may be seen on chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy which is usually performed by bronchoscopy or CT-guidance.

Treatment and long-term outcomes depend on the type of cancer, the stage (degree of spread), and the person's overall health, measured by performance status. Common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. NSCLC is sometimes treated with surgery, whereas SCLC usually responds better to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Overall, 16.8% of people in the United States diagnosed with lung cancer survive five years after the diagnosis, while outcomes on average are worse in the developing world. Worldwide, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women, and was responsible for 1.56 million deaths annually, as of 2012.


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