Lung Cancer

Overview

Lung cancer primarily originates in the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and in India too.

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase the risk of lung cancer are:

  • Smoking – active as well as passive
  • Industrial exposure/ exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens
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Signs and Symptoms

Lung cancer typically doesn't present with symptoms in the early stages. The symptoms typically manifest in the advanced stages, such as

Diagnosis

  • Imaging
    • CT scan - It is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses x-rays to build cross-sectional images of a lung tumor and/or lung cancer..
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Treatment

Treatment options for Lung Cancer are:

  • Surgery plays a major role in the complete cure of lung cancer.
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FAQ

  • What are the advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery?
  • How fast lung cancer spreads?
  • How does smoking cause lung cancer?
  • How to screen for lung cancer?
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