Factors associated with the occurrence of lung cancer in selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila as perceived by pulmonologists
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Lung Neoplasms, Pulmonologists
This study is a descriptive documentary analysis. Using purposive sampling, a total of 11 pulmonologists from six (6) selected hospitals in Cavite and Manila were included as respondents. The instrument utilized was a self-made questionnaire to be answered by the pulmonologists in order to determine the factors associated with occurrence of lung cancer. Statistical tools used to treat the data were frequency distribution and percentage. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) There are numerous factors associated with the occurrence of lung cancer and this disease afflicts a number of people as reflected in the records of the six (6) selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila. This significant information signals a very depressing condition of the health of people whose cancer risks have not been lessened by scientific investigations; (2) Smoking, secondary smoking and pollution are the major factors associated with the occurrence of lung cancer. These are followed by dust, malnutrition and viral or bacterial infection. Alcohol drinking, caffeine or coffee drinking, and drug use are not considered as factors associated with lung cancer incidence. (3) Among the three (3) categorized age groups, the adults (18-59 years old) are more prone to lung cancer, followed by geriatric group (60 years old and above). There are no cases of lung cancer incidence in pediatric group (0-18 years old). Males are more prone to lung cancer than females.
Dayuta, J., de Dios, S., Gloria, C. B., & Tejada, D. S. (2005). Factors associated with the occurrence of lung cancer in selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila as perceived by pulmonologists. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/245/