Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lungs.
What is Lung Cancer?
Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lungs. It is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
Lung cancers typically start in the cells lining the bronchi and parts of the lung such as the bronchioles or alveoli.
There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the most common type, accounting for around 85% of all lung cancers. SCLC is less common, but it is a more aggressive form of lung cancer.
What are some symptoms of Lung Cancer?
Symptoms of lung cancer can include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, and recurring infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
What are some causes of Lung Cancer?
The most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking, but other factors such as exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, radon gas, and occupational exposure to certain substances such as asbestos, can also increase the risk of developing lung cancer.
What are some ways to treat Lung Cancer?
The treatment of lung cancer depends on the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the person's overall health. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
Prevention of lung cancer involves avoiding smoking or quitting if you currently smoke. Avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, and other harmful substances can also help reduce the risk of developing lung cancer. Regular screening with low-dose CT scans is recommended for people who are at high risk of developing lung cancer.
It is important to receive appropriate medical care for lung cancer to manage risk factors and improve outcomes. Regular follow-up with your doctor is important to monitor the condition and adjust treatment as needed.
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