LUNG CANCER TREATMENT
How Does One Become Diagnosed with Lung Cancer?
Heavy exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work has been shown to double the risk of lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. But pipe and cigar smokers are still much more likely to get lung cancer than non smokers. They are also much more likely to get cancer of the mouth or lip.
How Do You Determine Whether You Have Lung Cancer?
A CT scan can reveal small lesions in your lungs that might not be detected on an X-ray. Sputum cytology. If you have a cough and are producing sputum, looking at the sputum under the microscope can sometimes reveal the presence of lung cancer cells. Tissue sample (biopsy).
How Does Lung Cancer Get Treated?
Lung cancer is treated in several ways, depending on the type of lung cancer and how far it has spread. People with non-small cell lung cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these treatments.
What Are Some Side Effects Of Lung Cancer And How Do You Manage Them?
The body’s reaction to chemotherapy, radiation, or targeted treatments depends on a number of factors such as length of treatment, dosage prescribed, and a person’s health history. Most side effects are short term, but some can last throughout your treatment and even for some time afterward. Although side effects can be uncomfortable or painful, doctors now have many ways to reduce and even prevent side effects from treatment.
The following are possible side effects you may experience and resources to help you manage:
Blood clots , Bone issues , Chemobrain , Dental issues , Diarrhea , Fatigue , Hair loss , Lymphedema , Mouth sores , Nausea and vomiting , Neuropathy , Pain , Rash , Weight loss or gain.