LUNG CANCER

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lungs, the organs responsible for breathing. It is one of the most common types of cancer and is usually diagnosed in people who smoke or have a history of smoking. Treatment for lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer, the patient's general health and other factors such as age and personal preferences.

LUNG CANCER

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lungs, the organs responsible for breathing. It is one of the most common types of cancer and is usually diagnosed in people who smoke or have a history of smoking. Treatment for lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer, the patient’s general health and other factors such as age and personal preferences.

Surgery
Surgery is a common treatment for lung cancer. The most common surgical procedure is lobectomy, which involves removal of the entire lobe of the lung containing the cancerous tumour. Surgery is usually recommended for early stage lung cancer.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to kill cancer cells. It can be used alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. External beam radiation therapy is the most common type of radiation treatment for lung cancer. It delivers radiation to the cancerous area from outside the body. Another type of radiation therapy is brachytherapy, which involves implanting radioactive seeds into the lung tissue. Radiation therapy is usually recommended for early-stage lung cancer or cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. It may be given alone or in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. Chemotherapy is usually used to treat advanced lung cancer or when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Targeted Therapy
Targeted therapy is a newer type of cancer treatment that targets specific molecules or proteins involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells. It is not yet widely used for lung cancer, but clinical trials are ongoing.

Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer. It is a newer treatment option for lung cancer and has shown promising results in clinical trials. Immunotherapy drugs work by blocking proteins that prevent the immune system from attacking cancer cells.

Palliative Care
Palliative care is a type of care that focuses on improving the quality of life of people with serious illnesses, including lung cancer. It can be used in combination with other treatments or alone. Palliative care can include pain management, symptom relief and emotional support.

It is important to discuss all treatment options with your healthcare team to determine the best course of action for your individual situation. Lung cancer treatment can be complex and it is important to work with a team of healthcare professionals who specialise in lung cancer treatment.

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