Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow or divide out of control. When this happens in the cells of the Lungs, it is called Lung cancer and is the second most common cancer. In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common. In 2021, there were about 2.2 million new cases recorded globally.
2. Non-modifiable risks
Early on, there are typically no warning signs or symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms appear as the disease worsens.
Primary signs and symptoms include:
Early screening for lung cancer increases the chance of diagnosis and early treatment.
The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography, a Low-dose CT scan.
Who should be screened? Someone who…
A pack-year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 20-pack-year history of smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs for 10 years.
Depending on the type of lung cancer and how far it has gone, there are many treatment options. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these treatments may be used to treat patients.
Surgery: A procedure where doctors remove cancerous tissue.
Chemotherapy: Uses unique medications to reduce or eradicate cancer.
Radiation treatment: Using X-ray-like high-energy radiation to eradicate cancer.
Targeted treatment: The use of medication to stop the development and spread of cancer cells.
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