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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2565) Last page : ( 2568)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00474.2

Current knowledge about lung cancer amongmiddleaged non medical males a questionnaire based survey.

Bokadia G. Sneha.1,*, Dr. Brundha M.P.2, Dr. Ariga Padma3

1BDS Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 162 Ponamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, 600077

2Proffesor, Department of General Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 162 Ponamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, 600077

3Proffesor, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 162 Ponamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, 600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: snehabokadia111@gmail.com

Online published on 24 August, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world since 1988, both in terms of incidence and mortality among both men and women. Today it is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.of all lung cancer cases, more than 85% are caused by smoking.

Method

This descriptive study was conducted by interviewing 100 male participants. Interviewer administered questionnaires were used to collect opinions of participants regarding their knowledge on various causes, symptoms, treatments available for lung cancer.

Reason

It is important to create awareness among people about lung cancer since it is becoming a common disease in today's world.

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Keywords

Lung cancer, smoking.

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