Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung. Symptoms of lung cancer include persistent cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and bloody cough.
HOW IS LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination of a patient with lung cancer could reveal swollen lymph nodes, droopy eyelids or unequal pupils and a dull sound in the chest. Tests such as a lung biopsy would be performed. An examination of the mucous for blood and abnormal cells would be advised.
HOW IS LUNG CANCER TREATED?
Surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation are prescribed to patients with lung cancer. Pain relievers are also prescribed to patients.
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking and consumption of tobacco and excess alcohol are the major causes of lung cancer across the world, making it the most common cancer that proves to be fatal.