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Glossary

X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light.

Mediastinum: The area that separates the lungs from each other.

Screening: Looking for signs of disease such as cancer in people who are symptom-free.

Passive smoking: A non-smoker inhaling the cigar, cigarette, or pipe smoke of others (called second-hand smoke) in the same area. This increases the non-smoker's risk of cancer and respiratory disorders.

Radioactivity: A process by which a substance spontaneously emits radiations.

Radon: A naturally occurring radioactive element.

Emphysema: Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder affecting the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of the lungs. The transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs takes place in the walls of the alveoli. In emphysema, the alveoli become abnormally inflated, damaging their walls and making it harder to breathe. People who smoke or have chronic bronchitis have an increased risk of emphysema.

Comments

suresukumaran Wednesday, August 15, 2012

cancer is a bacterial disease?

lakshminarayanan Saturday, October 17, 2009

hi ,
i m 22 years old , 3 years back i started smoking. i used to smoke 4 ciggarate per day . i didn't take enough food . so i lost 10 kgs in last 15 months .. now i couldn't increase my weight .. my weight is 54. height is 178. i have taken blood test n body check up . doctor told me that u don't have any mistake in your body. try to eat well.still i smoking 3 cigar daily .. i want to know because of this cigarrate only i losing weight? i became very lean .

guest Tuesday, August 31, 2010

You're such a young man. Why do you want to spoil your life, buddy?Smoking,drinking etc interferes with appetite[testosterone,fertility]. Very recently,one of my friend's husband has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His lungs are not functioning properly. Right now he is on ventilation and undergoing Chemotherapy as it has already reached Advanced stage! One of my friend is a Hematologist and is the doctor for this guy. They have a 10 yr old boy. He has been smoking for years, messing up his body. His chances are pretty slim. You want to take out your stress? Go for a walk. Enjoy the nature. Life is precious. Enjoy life positively. You're underweight for your height! Body has an internal clock and all body organs function and coordinate smoothly. Don't mess up with that. You will pay a high price. Wish you goodluck in making positive changes in your lifestyle.

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