Lung Cancer is a type of cancer that originates in the lungs. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer. Typically, lung cancer does not cause any symptoms, only when the disease is in advanced stages symptoms occur. Symptoms are:
• A new cough that does not go away
• Changes in a chronic cough of a smoker
• Coughing blood
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Losing weight
• Bone pain
HOW IS LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of lung cancer is done by an Oncologist who would do a lung scan and ultrasound. If needed a biopsy would be done along with endoscopy.
HOW IS LUNG CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for lung cancer includes acute radiation and chemotherapy. In advanced cases, an option of surgery may exist but complications are involved. New therapies are tried too.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the United States.