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Lung cancer Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment of lung cancer

What is the treatment of lung cancer?

Lung cancer generally diagnosed in an older adult who is a heavy smoker or has quit smoking many years. Doctors say them with some tests to do.

Imaging tests:  In this test, the abnormal mass can identify X-ray, MRI and CT scans, and PET scans. This test can give more details about the group which is growing.

Sputum cytology: Sputum test said to those with cough they take their sputum and keep under the microscope and tell them how many cells are present in the lung cancer.

Tissue sampling: An abnormal cell growth can be removed by doing a biopsy producer. This biopsy can determine if the tumor cells are cancerous or not. By doing this test, we can obtain a tissue sample.

Bronchoscopy:  In this test, the light tube is passed through your throat and into your lungs to examine the closer view of lungs cells.

Mediastinoscopy:  In this test, doctors slit at the base of the neck a light instrument put and surgical tools used to take the sample from your lymph nodes. The test is performed under the anesthesia doctor, who will explain all the test procedures.

Needle: Under this test, a needle is inserted through the chest wall into your lung tissues. Can also do needle biopsy test to test lymph nodes

Treatment

Treatment for lung is known as the primary involvement of removal of cancer tumors. Your doctor will examine you first, and then they tell you which treatment you have to undergo because, for every stage, there is a different treatment; according to that, they will tell you what and all you will feel and the side effects of the treatment. But the signs will give you more hurt because everyone’s body will not be the same, and the method will provide you with different effects all the time; after getting the medicine, your little pain will decrease, and you will feel better. So if you think that you should talk to a doctor, you should not hesitate to ask your doubts.

There are some therapies for lung cancer they are:

Surgery:

 In surgery, your surgeon will remove the lung part, and he may also remove the lymph nodes from your chest to know the other signs and symptoms of cancer. Surgery might be the option when your lung cancer is grown larger; sometimes, you will tell you to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy; if these do not work, the doctor will do surgery. After the surgery, if lung cancer cells reoccur again, your doctor will suggest you for chemotherapy & radiation therapy after the treatment.

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy means that you will give you chemo pills to kill the cancer cells from the bladder, and it stops spreading the infection in the lung cell.

Radiation therapy: Radiation treatment involves high-energy radiation to kill the cancer cells from the body. 

Targeted therapy: Targeted Treatment is a drug-like substance to find and attack specific cancer cells attacking the body.

Immunotherapy: Remedy treats keep your immune system more valuable, and it helps to understand the danger of cancer cells; therapy helps the tumor spread from growing.

Palliative therapy: People who have lung cancer also suffer from some symptoms and signs of cancer with the side effects of treatment. Palliative therapy is treatment with some medicines which will give you relief from pain. These start in non-small lung cancer cells. After retaking this treatment, you will tell you to continue treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Stereotactic body radiotherapy: Stereotactic radiation treatment will complete in one or a few treatments. This treatment is just an option for people with small lung cancer who cannot undergo surgery; this treatment can also use in lung cancer, which has spread to other parts of the body, including the brain.

Other Treatment for Lung cancer

Rather than surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, there are some other treatments for lung cancer.

Radiofrequency Ablation:

This treatment used to treat non-small cell cancer cells at a very early stage in this treatment doctor use CT scanner to detect the tumor needle will pass through the tumor and radio waves are sent through the needle wave’s produces heat and kill the cancer cells. Radio frequency ablation is a highly complex treatment; while performing this treatment, the air pocket becomes trapped in the inner and outer layers of the lung. The air trapped can be treated by inserting a tube into the lung to release the air.

Cryotherapy:

Cryotherapy is used to block the airways, and it is known as endobronchial obstruction, and its symptoms are breathing problems, coughs, and coughing with blood. This treatment is somewhat similar to radiotherapy, but in radiotherapy, we use radioactive sources here. We use a cryoprobe placed against the tumor cryoprobe and used in freezing temperature, which will help shrink the tumor.

Photodynamic Therapy:

PDT is used to treat the early stage of lung cancer; when the person does want to do surgery by PDT, it can remove the tumor by blocking the airways. PDT did in the 2nd stage of cancer; while performing this treatment, firstly, they will give you a therapeutic injection, which makes your cancer cells week.

To avoid Lung Cancer:

Avoid smoking; if you have never smoked, then don’t try to start. Try to talk to your children about tobacco tell them not to smoke; this main reason causes lung cancer; it’s hazardous.

•        Try to avoid secondhand smoking with him or her. Stop going to places where people smoke a lot, like bars &restaurants. If someone is smoking beside you, tell them to go outside and smoke.

• Check your house for radon levels, especially when you have radon, which is the major problem cause having high radon levels makes your home safer.

• Protect yourself from chemicals at work, take precautions, always cover your face with a mask for protection, and talk to your Doctor for more safety; what you can do was working in chemical areas with a high risk of lung cancer.

• Try to do regular exercise, yoga, walking, and some asana which help you lower your risk problems.

• Taking healthy diet food like fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals is the best nutrients. Stop taking pills that contain vitamins; they are very harmful to your health.

• Choose protein-rich food

Meat such as chicken and fish, eggs, beans, and soy foods

Living with lung cancer is very difficult because we will be suffering from breathing problems; we have several treatments for this lung cancer. You need to take care of yourself, make yourself comfortable, relax, do perform yoga or exercise, which will be helping you in breathing. Get a regular check-up done when your doctor has advised you.

FAQs?

1.Which is the most common treatment for lung cancer?

The common treatment for Lung Cancer is chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immuno therapy, surgery, Palliative therapy, Stereotactic body radiotherapy.

2. How many rounds of chemo do you need for lung cancer?

Rounds for chemotherapy are each cycle has different periods of treatment to follow up to recover from lung cancer cycle period is 3 to 4 weeks and initial stage for treatment is 4 to 6 cycles.

3. What is the first line of treatment for lung cancer?

The first line of treatment for lung cancer is so advanced and is non-small cell lung cancer, and it is known as Non-platinum based regimens, and this therapy is based on chemotherapy.

4. What is the best treatment for stage 4 lung cancer?

The best treatment for 4th stage lung cancer is palliative chemotherapy; its base on platinum therapy and it is a combination of chemotherapy. Some patients whose reports are with lung cancer are malignant pleural effusion, and there have no other sites that have long-term cures with chemotherapy and surgery.

5. How long does it take for lung cancer to progress from Stage 1 to Stage 4?

Nearly it takes 3 to 6 months to multiply the lung cancer, and therefore it takes several years to reach the size of cancer; when the cancer tumor grows, it can diagnose through x-ray.

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