The lungs are the organs that help us to breath. They help to give oxygen to all the cells in the body. Cancer cells are abnormal cells. Cancer cells grow and divide more quickly than healthy cells. Some cancer cells may form growths called tumors. Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung change to become abnormal. Lung cancer cells may travel through the blood or lymph system to another area or organ in the body. This is called metastasis.
You are at increased risk for lung cancer, if you:
Early lung cancer often causes no signs. See your doctor if you have any of these signs:
There are 2 main types of lung cancer. Each type grows, spreads and is treated
Your doctor will give you a physical exam and look at your lungs with tests such as:
Actually treatment of lung cancer differs from a patient to another according to multiple factors, including; type of the cancer, stage, some special tests for molecular drives, comorbidities, …
Common treatments include:
If you have any questions, please speak to your treating physician.