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Nityseva Hospital

Dr. Sonal S. Ingle

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Your Guide to Cancer and Laparoscopy Information

Lung cancer

Lung cancer

  • Lung cancer is cancer that begins in the lungs
  • Two main types of lung cancer:
    • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer.
    • Small cell lung cancer makes up about 20% of all lung cancer cases.
  • If the cancer started somewhere else in the body and spread to the lungs, it is called metastatic cancer to the lung.
  • Cigarette smoking
  • The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer.
  • Secondhand smoke (breathing the smoke of others) increases your risk of lung cancer.
    • High levels of air pollution
    • High levels of arsenic in drinking water
    • Radon gas
    • Asbestos
    • Family history of lung cancer
    • Radiation therapy to the lungs
    • Exposure to cancer-causing chemicals such as uranium, beryllium, vinyl chloride, nickel chromates, coal products, mustard gas, chloromethyl ethers, gasoline, and diesel exhaust
  • Cough that doesnt go away
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Nail problems
  • Joint pain
  • Hoarseness or changing voice
  • Swelling of the face
  • Facial paralysis
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Bone pain or tenderness
 Types of gallstones:
  • Cholesterol stones
  • Pigment stones
  • Mixed stones - the most common type. They are comprised of cholesterol and salts.
 Exams and Tests
  • Tests that may be performed include:
    • Chest x-ray
    • Sputum cytology test
    • Blood work
    • CT scan of the chest
    • MRI of the chest
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
    • Bronchoscopy combined with biopsy
    • Pleural biopsy
    • CT scan directed needle biopsy
    • Mediastinoscopy with biopsy
    • Open lung biopsy

Treatment depends on the specific type of lung cancer. Each type is treated differently. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery may be needed.

  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Avoid second hand smoke.
  • Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent some cases of lung cancer.
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