Test Your Knowledge About Lung Cancer (7 Qs)

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Think you know everything about lung cancer? Let's see! Here is an informative quiz to test your knowledge about lung cancer. It is meant to educate and for you to pass it along and share with others. 7 questions in under 4 minutes. Let's see how you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the #1 cancer killer of men?

    • A.

      Prostate

    • B.

      Colon

    • C.

      Lung

    • D.

      Leukemia

    Correct Answer
    C. Lung
    Explanation
    Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of men because it is the most common and deadliest form of cancer in men. It is responsible for the highest number of cancer-related deaths among men worldwide. Lung cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, making it difficult to treat effectively. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and men have historically had higher smoking rates than women, contributing to the higher incidence of lung cancer in men. Early detection through regular screenings and quitting smoking are crucial in reducing the mortality rate of lung cancer in men.

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  • 2. 

    The National Cancer Institute says that 1 in __ people will get lung cancer in their life time.

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 14
    Explanation
    According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that 1 in 14 people will develop lung cancer during their lifetime. This statistic highlights the significant prevalence of lung cancer and emphasizes the importance of awareness, prevention, and early detection measures.

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  • 3. 

    ___ is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

    • A.

      Asbestos

    • B.

      Second-hand smoke

    • C.

      Radon

    • D.

      Mercury

    • E.

      Plutonium

    Correct Answer
    C. Radon
    Explanation
    Radon is a natural occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. While levels in outdoor air pose a relatively low threat to human health, radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside buildings. You can’t see, smell, or taste it, but an elevated radon level in your home may be affecting the health of your family.

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  • 4. 

    The 5 year survival rate for lung cancer is 15.6% because most lung cancer is detected too late. If lung cancer were detected early (cancer confined to one site in the body), what would be the 5 year survival rate?

    • A.

      25%

    • B.

      52%

    • C.

      33%

    • D.

      75%

    Correct Answer
    B. 52%
    Explanation
    The most recent SEER data http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/lungb.html - for the years 2001- 2007 for all races and all sexes, only 15% of lung cancer diagnosis are detected in a localized stage confined to one site with a 52% five year survival rate. 22% are diagnosed in a Regional stage (spread to regional lymphnodes) with a 24.2% five year survival rate., 56% are diagnosed in a Distant stage (cancer has metastasized) with a 3.6% five year survival rate., and 7% are unstaged with a 8.1% five year survival rate. Lesson: If we had an early detection method and detected it early we could save more lives.

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  • 5. 

    Separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate secondhand smoke exposure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The U.S. Surgeon General states that The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the preeminent U.S. standard-setting body on ventilation issues, has concluded that ventilation technology cannot be relied on to completely control health risks from secondhand smoke exposure.
    Conventional air cleaning systems can remove large particles, but not the smaller particles or the gases found in secondhand smoke.
    Operation of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system can distribute secondhand smoke throughout a building.

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  • 6. 

    The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that there is no safe level of second hand smoke. What %level does the Surgeon General estimate that living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker’s chances of developing lung cancer by?

    • A.

      10-20%

    • B.

      20-30%

    • C.

      30-40%

    • D.

      50%

    • E.

      Unknown

    Correct Answer
    B. 20-30%
    Explanation
    Living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker's chances of developing lung cancer by an estimated 20-30%, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. This suggests that even minimal exposure to secondhand smoke can have significant health risks and there is no safe level of exposure. It is important to take measures to protect oneself from secondhand smoke to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer.

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  • 7. 

    Can smoking marijuana cause lung cancer?

    • A.

      Yes, probably

    • B.

      No, probably not

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, probably
    Explanation
    According to a The European Respiratory Journal. 2008. and the American Cancer Society 2010. Many of the cancer-causing substances in tobacco are also found in marijuana. Marijuana contains more tar than cigarettes. (Tar is the sticky, solid material that remains after burning, which is thought to contain most of the harmful substances in smoke.) Marijuana cigarettes (joints) are typically smoked all the way to the end, where tar content is the highest. Marijuana is also inhaled very deeply and the smoke is held in the lungs for a long time. And because marijuana is an illegal substance, it is not possible to control what other substances it might contain.

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