A very commonly occurring form of cancer is the Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, which spreads fast. In this cancer, there is an abnormal growth in the lungs, which is malignant and this continues to spread to different parts of the body. The most common symptoms here would be swelling in the stomach area, followed with difficult breathing and acute coughing.
HOW IS NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED?
An Oncologist diagnoses Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by conducting a needle biopsy and imaging tests such as X-rays.
HOW IS NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for the Non-small Cell Lung Cancer depends on the extent of the cancer and its stage. In earlier stages, operation is possible and the surgical removal of the tumor or malignant cells are done. In other cases, chemotherapy is done followed with radiation to contain the cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
About 12 out of every 100 lung cancers diagnosed are this type (12%). Small cell lung cancer is called this because under the microscope the cancer cells look small and are mostly filled with the nucleus (the control centre of cells). It is also called oat cell cancer.
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