Are there different types of lung cancer? Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. The most common type is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC makes up about 80 to 85 percent of all cases. Thirty percent of these cases start in the cells that form the lining of the body’s cavities and surfaces. This type usually forms […]
What causes lung cancer? Anyone can get lung cancer, but 90 percent of lung cancer cases are the result of smoking. From the moment you inhale smoke into your lungs, it starts damaging your lung tissue. The lungs can repair the damage, but continued exposure to smoke makes it increasingly difficult for the lungs to keep up the repair. Once cells are […]
Lung cancer and back pain. Back pain is fairly common in the general population. It’s possible to have lung cancer and unrelated back pain. Most people with back pain don’t have lung cancer. Not everyone with lung cancer gets back pain, but many do. For some people, back pain turns out to be one of the first symptoms of lung […]
What are the symptoms of lung cancer? Symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer are basically the same. Early symptoms may include:• lingering or worsening cough• coughing up phlegm or blood• chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, laugh, or cough• hoarseness• shortness of breath• wheezing• weakness and fatigue• loss of appetite and weight loss You might also […]
COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Children and Students of the Cayman Islands
Getting the vaccine is the best way to keep you and your baby safe
Whether a child is in foster care, has been adopted or has been placed with relatives, their needs are complex and unique. These situations could result in physical, developmental, and mental health concerns, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the needs of children and families in an updated clinical report […]
During hot summer months, spending time outside is okay as long as your child is protected by sunscreen with an adequate SPF, proper hydration, clothing and several rest periods.