What is Lung Cancer and how people can be aware about it using Social Networking?
Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can spread beyond the lung by the 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.
The two main 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.
Usual onset is in 70 years of age.
There are estimated to be 1.8 million new cases in 2012 (12.9% of the total). The disease remains as the most common cancer in men worldwide (1.2 million, 16.7% of the total) with the highest estimated age-standardised incidence rates in Central and Eastern Europe (53.5 per 100,000) and Eastern Asia (50.4 per 100,000).
Tobacco smoking, genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, air pollution
- Medical imaging ( x-ray,CT, MRI)
- Tissue biopsy
- Cancer markers
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy
Five-year survival rate 17.4% .
3.3 million affected as of 2015.
1.7 million (2015).
Social networking and health issues:
The social media has a great imapct on people now -a -days. So the disease can be informed through it because today the highest number of users of any information technology is nodoubdtly ” the internet” .
Lung cancer awarness month:
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual international campaign to raise awareness of the disease and fundraise for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and cure as well as lung Cancer Awareness Month begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th
Why use social media?
According to Pew Research Center: As of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites . Thus it can connect millions of voices to:
- Increase the timely dissemination and potential impact of health and safety information
- Leverage audience networks to facilitate information sharing
- Expand reach to include broader, more diverse audiences
- Personalize and reinforce health messages that can be more easily tailored or targeted to particular audiences
- Facilitate interactive communication, connection and public engagement
- Empower people to make safer and healthier decisions.
Why use Podcasting?
Considering United Energy workers Healthcare. Podcasting is just a simple method to get to know about any health issue just by downloading an audio and video file.It has an easy access to every networkimg user,and easy to understand.
Social media awarness about cigarette smoking:
The slogan on social media “Every cigarette will approximately reduce your life span by 10 minutes ” is extremely effective.
It can also educate about :
- Smoking cause heart problem & increase the coronary artery disease.
- Smoking end up with painful death due to lung cancer
- Nicotine is stimulant & you get addicted to it if you smoke
- Smoking during pregnancy cause your child death
Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other cancers and illnesses. There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic.
Some other Health issues:
Just like lung cancer, there are some other medical issues about which people need to be aware about, like Breast cancer, prostate cancer, also some techniques, like chemotheray and radiotherapy. Breast surgery has become more common for women who have suffered with breast cancer treatment. Guy Sterne is a cosmetic breast surgeon based in the UK with an esteemed track record and years of experience. Social media, including health sites and Podcasting has helped people knowing about these terms once considered to be diificult to understand. So technology has revolutionized our perspective towards health problems, their causes and treatment plans.
Thus social media, including Websites and podcasting, could be used to decrease the incidence, aware people, and formulate and educate people.