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Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lungs and could spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of lung cancer would include coughing, shortness of breath and blood in the mucus.
HOW IS LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED?
A chest radiograph is the first investigation that helps with the diagnosis of the condition. the general physician may evaluate the symptoms and conduct a thorough physical examination along with CT scan and imaging tests to confirm the condition.
HOW IS LUNG CANCER TREATED?
Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. Common treatments include palliative care,surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Targeted therapy of lung cancer is growing in importance for advanced lung cancer.
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.