Monday, 11 December 2017

Lung Cancer Types and Treatment

What is Lung Cancer?


Lung cancer is the major cause of the cancer deaths in the world. The major risk factor for developing lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Passive smoking (passive exposure to smoke) is also causes lung cancer. 


Types of Lung Cancer


Lung cancer can occur in two types
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 

What are the treatments method used in lung cancer?


Treatment for lung cancer includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Immunotherapy

What Treatment methods non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes?


The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is different for each stage, it is depends on the patient health conditions. Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai provides excellent treatment facilities for lung cancer.

Stage 1 NSCLC includes surgery to eliminate effected portion of the lung. Sometimes chemotherapy is also recommended. 

Stage 2 NSCLC includes elimination of full lung portion. Chemotherapy is also recommended in some cases.

Stage 3 NSCLC includes the combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Stage 4 NSCLC is hard to cure and includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

What types of surgeries is recommended in NSCLC?


NSCLC treatment may include following surgery types

  • Lobectomy
  • Segmentectomy
  • A wedge resection 
  • Pneumonectomy

What is radiation therapy?


Radiation therapy helps in destroying cancer cells by using high beam x-rays or other particles. Radiation oncologist is trained to give radiation therapy to cure cancer patients.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy uses drugs to eliminate cancer cells by blocking their ability to grow and divide. Chemotherapy is consisting of several sessions which are based of the cancer stage. Some drugs that are used in chemotherapy are carboplatin, docetaxel, paclitaxel, and vinorelbine. 

Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai has all the advanced techniques and infrastructure to treat lung cancer. The hospital also provides best physiotherapy facilities.

For more details,

Drop a mail at cancercentremadurai@gmail.com


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