What is LUNG CANCER - Lung Cancer Symptoms
What are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer develops in lung tissues. Some factors increase the risk of having lung cancer, such as smoking, genetic factors, radiation, and air pollution.Lung cancer begins when cells from structurally normal lung tissue multiply out of need and control, forming a mass (tumor) in the lung. The mass first grows in its environment, and in later stages, it spreads to the surrounding tissues or distant organs through circulation, causing damage.Lung cancer is a very common cancer. It causes 12-16% of all cancers and 17-28% of cancer-related deaths.
Kazakhstan and China are the leading places in the world where lung cancer is most common.
What are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
• Continuous Coughing
• Difficulty Breathing
• Shoulder and Arm Pain
• Weight Loss
What are the Causes of Lung Cancer?
The most common cause is tobacco use. Consumption of products such as cigarettes and cigars causes 85% of lung cancer cases.
Breathing carcinogens such as asbestos also triggers this disease.
Other reasons are as follows:
• Patients with tuberculosis may develop lung cancer.
• Those who have had this disease before can be caught again.
• Prolonged inhalation of certain chemicals (such as arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, and vinyl chloride)
• Radiotherapy history
• Air pollution
• Family history
When cancer-related deaths in the world are examined, the highest death rate belongs to lung cancer.
How is Lung Cancer Diagnosed?
Early diagnosis plays an important role in the treatment of lung cancer. Diagnostic tests for lung cancer may include:
• Thorax CT Scan
• Blood Investigations
What are the Treatment Options for Lung Cancer?
There are different options for lung cancer treatment. To decide the best treatment option for you, your condition should be evaluated by your doctor.
While surgical treatment, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy are the most common ways of lung cancer treatment, depending on the patient, a combined version of these treatments may be considered.
Regarding the stage of cancer, the tumor or a part of a lung or the whole of the lung can be removed by surgery. Also, chemotherapy may be advised to lessen the cancer cells before the surgery.
After the surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy will be given to decrease the risk of cancer relapse. Besides, if it is a progressive cancer and it is already spread out, these treatments are given to damage the cancer cells located in different parts of the body.
Why Choose Turkey for Lung Cancer Treatment?
• International Accreditation: Our partner hospitals for lung cancer treatment in Turkey are certified by independent international organizations such as JCI (Joint Commission International) or ISO (International Organization for Standardization), and they are all university hospitals.
• Latest Technology: Latest technologies are applied in our contracted hospitals to achieve great results.
• Low Prices: In Turkey, we provide affordable and high-quality healthcare for lung cancer. Lung cancer treatment cost in Turkey is 2-3 times lower than in Europe.
• Fast Treatment Arrangement: Since lung cancer treatment requires urgency, we suggest you start your treatment as soon as possible.
• Our partner hospitals cooperate with top American cancer centers.
• Outpatient Treatment: Most chemotherapy treatments are given in an outpatient clinic. During chemotherapy treatment, you will be in the hospital, and the process may take at most 6-8 hours. Usually, there is a specific timeline between chemotherapy sessions, your treatment could be in every 15 or 21 days. During these sessions, you are always welcome in our hotel or you can choose to return to your country.
• Geographic Location: Nearly one billion people from different countries can reach Turkey in around four hours. The national carrier, Turkish Airlines, has direct flights from 57 countries. Turkey has 4 direct flights from Moldova and more than 1 direct flight from Romania every day, and they take just around one hour.
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Lung cancer develops in lung tissues. Some factors increase the risk of having lung cancer, such as smoking, genetic factors, radiation, and air pollution.