Understanding Lung Cancer

August 4, 2015

Lung cancer (lung adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for approximately 30-35% of lung cancer is generally divided into small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is divided into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell and large cell varieties, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer on diagnostic tests and treatment plan is somewhat different, small-cell lung cancer in general to chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer is usually localized to use more surgery or radiation therapy. Each specific type of lung cancer has its own characteristics, but also there have developed new treatments, which CyberKnife treatment of pulmonary adenocarcinoma is a good choice.

Like other cancers, abnormal growth of lung cancer cell proliferation but out of control form a tumor, as the tumor grows, it will destroy part of the lung that spread (metastasize) to other places, including the lymph, liver, bones, brain and so on. This type of lung cancer in some patients due to constant exposure to asbestos - Asbestos is a fibrous mineral, or for home insulation, fire protection, tile floors and ceilings, automobile brake linings and other products. It is believed that asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer, others have access to other carcinogens in the workplace - including uranium, arsenic, vinyl chloride, nickel chromates, coal products, mustard gas, chlorine ether, gasoline, diesel exhaust and high levels of talc Dust. Symptoms of lung cancer and other forms of lung cancer are the same, including: coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, chest pain and breathing discomfort, fever, mucus production and cough, weight loss and loss of appetite and so on. . . .

Diagnosis The doctor will ask you if you smoke or if living with a smoker. Absorbing much smoke for a day long, etc., and ask whether your industry and exposure to asbestos or other carcinogens related. When the physician based on your symptoms and your history suspect you have some form of lung cancer. Physicians will further examination, the lungs and chest. X-rays or tomography (CT) scan to confirm the size and location of the tumor. If cancer is suspected, further tests diagnose what type of lung cancer, to give the appropriate treatment.