CancerWhat Are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in people who are exposed to smoke or people who do smoke. Smoking has always been advised to be the most injurious habit for the health of the body. Smoking a cigarette made with nicotine emits smoke that has about 7000 chemicals in it.

This makes it an extremely risky habit for the body. More men are affected by lung cancer than women. Cancer is treated at some of the best hospitals in India with a dedicated Cancer Wing.

Lung cancer has been one of the leading causes of death amongst those who smoke, more than 70% of people who have smoked and died because of it, are mainly because of undiagnosed lung cancer.

Lung Cancer and its Causes

Lung cancer is a disease of the lungs and the organs associated with the lungs because of the various harmful chemical sediments in the lungs and other organs. Lung cancer not only affects the lungs but also the heart, lymph nodes, mouth, larynx, throat, pancreas, esophagus, trachea, bronchus, etc.

It can also cause Leukaemia which is a very serious cancer of the blood. Lung cancer onset in the body has slow symptoms mostly similar to the common ones that smokers and workers usually have such as coughing, persistent coughing, spitting, irritation in the throat, changes in voice, breathlessness, etc.

Lung cancer symptoms are very similar to normal colds and coughs that affect smokers and mine/chemical/industrial workers who are exposed to smoke and dust regularly. This is why most people are unaware of the disease and remain unsuspected victims of the disease for a long time.

The common symptoms of lung cancer as such are mentioned below for the knowledge of the patients who are at risk and for family and friends to identify these symptoms as early as possible:

  • Heavy coughing
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing and strained cough
  • Chest pains
  • Blood while coughing
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Lack of immunity
  • Falling sick and catching a cold often

These are some of the symptoms of lung cancer. Those who suspect lung cancers must take regular tests at any of the best hospitals to ensure that there is no onset of cancer and that the body is doing well.

Treating Lung Cancer

Any cancer is treated with a series of medical treatments and procedures that help in the removal of the cancerous body and controlling the spread of cancer through ongoing treatments.

In this regard, the most important step that is first taken by doctors and specialists is to analyze the damage to the lungs and the associated organs such as Bronchus, Larynx, and the mouth. This is done by X-rays, MRI scans or other extensive scans.

Surgery is done to remove any part of the lungs or to help the lungs get rid of the cancerous portions. The valves and other glands or air sacs that have tumors or cysts because of the cancer are removed.

Extensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy is provided to the patient to remove any cancerous cells that are undetected and cannot be surgically removed. Medication and radiation therapy help in removing the cancerous cells and helps in the generation of healthy cells and the regaining of immunity.

Early diagnosis of the disease can be cured by Oncologists but late diagnosis usually is untreatable. This is why staying healthy and away from cancerous habits is very necessary.

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