Lung Cancer - Don’t let the symptoms slip under your Radar

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among the world .. lung cancer is the second most malignancy. 90 % lung cancer is due to smoking, almost two-thirds of all new diagnoses are in people who have never smoked or are former smokers..

Smoking cessation is the best way to be away from getting lung cancer , but quitting can be a challenging proposition for some chronic smokers. As smoking patterns vary from person to person, there is no best method for quitting other than our mindset.. The most successful smoking cessation programs offer smokers a range of strategies to get away from chances of lung cancers.

Lung cancer screening is recommended for people who meet these criteria:

Age Between 55 and 80 years old

At least a 30 pack-year smoking history (1 pack-year is the same as smoking 1 pack of cigarettes every day for an entire year)

Good health and no signs of lung cancer

No CT scan in the past year

A cancer diagnosis will consume every waking moment. In medical research, often times good ideas stay in the minds of scientists due to lack of sufficient resources to do the experiments that could make huge advancements in understanding disease.

Lung cancer may not produce noticeable symptoms in the early stages, and many people aren’t diagnosed until the disease has advanced, some symptoms can listed below.

*A new cough that does not go away

*Cough can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, or with blood

*Shortness of breath or you are more easily winded

*Pain in the chest area

*Persistent wheezing, frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, or wheezing

*A raspy or hoarse voice

*Unplanned weight loss, loss of appetite

*Bone pain

*Worsening headaches

As earliest the diagnosis will be a key to lung cancer survival rates.. Cure rates drop dramatically as the tumor becomes more advanced and involves lymph nodes or other parts of the body... Most diagnosis methods are

CT scan




Lung cancer are mainly diagnosed as 3 types.

Adenocarcinoma- it's the most common one

Large cell carcinoma- it's an rare one..

Squamous cell carcinoma- mostly with smokers

Lung cancer is a very challenging cancer to treat. Cell type and stage are the most critical factors in determining the survival rate is the stage at the time of diagnosis

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs that are designed to kill rapidly growing cells, such as cancer cells.

*Radiation therapy is a form of high energy X-ray that kills cancer cells. It can be used as a primary treatment, or in combination with chemotherapy *Surgery-Removing the tumor and surrounding lung tissue gives the best chance for cure for patients whose disease is localized..Limited resection, lobectomy, pneumonectomy

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are used for education and exercise to encouraging lifestyle changes – to help our patients manage their conditions.

Effective pain management can help maintain or improve quality of life and reduce the risk of depression associated with pain.

Prevention of lung cancer includes

Quit cigarette smoking.. also don't allow passive smoking

Reduce your exposure to chemicals known to cause cancer, such as:Arsenic,Asbestos,Beryllium, Cadmiumnickel or chromium and Coal products


Healthy Food Intake

Participate in screening programs

FOLLOW UP testing will be performed to ensure the cancer does not reoccur

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