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Lung Cancer

Author : Jack A. Roth
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Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. However, since the first edition of Lung Cancer was published 14 years ago, rapid progress in the biology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease has been made.

Principles and Practice of Lung Cancer

Author : David P. Carbone
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive, current reference on lung cancer, with contributions from the world's foremost surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, and basic scientists. Coverage includes complete information on combined modality treatments for small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and on complications of treatment and management of metastases. Emphasis is also given to early detection, screening, prevention, and new imaging techniques. This edition has expanded thoracic oncology chapters including thymus, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumors, more detailed discussion of targeted agents, and state-of-the-art information on newer techniques in radiotherapy. Other highlights include more international contributors and greater discussion of changes in lung cancer management in each region of the world. A new editor, Giorgio Scagliotti, MD from the University of Turin, has coordinated the accounts of European activities. A companion website includes the full text online and an image bank.

Lung Cancer

Author : Minati Bisoyi
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The most common type is non-little cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC makes up about 80 to 85 percent all things considered. Thirty percent of these cases start in the cells that structure the coating of the body's cavities and surfaces. This type normally frames in the outer part of the lungs (adenocarcinomas). Another 30 percent of cases start in cells that line the sections of the respiratory tract (squamous cell carcinoma). An uncommon subset of adenocarcinoma starts in the tiny air sacs in the lungs (alveoli). It's called adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). This type isn't forceful and may not attack encompassing tissue or need immediate treatment. Faster-developing types of NSCLC incorporate enormous cell carcinoma and huge cell neuroendocrine tumors. Little cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents about 15 to 20 percent of lung cancers. SCLC develops and spreads faster than NSCLC. This likewise makes it bound to react to chemotherapy. However, it's likewise less inclined to be restored with treatment. At times, lung cancer tumors contain both NSCLC and SCLC cells. Mesothelioma is another type of lung cancer. It's generally associated with asbestos exposure. Carcinoid tumors start in hormone delivering (neuroendocrine) cells. Tumors in the lungs can become quite enormous before you notice symptoms. Early symptoms impersonate a cold or other common conditions, so most people don't look for medical attention right away. That's one motivation behind why lung cancer isn't generally analyzed in an early stage. Symptoms of non-little cell lung cancer and little cell lung cancer are essentially the equivalent. Early symptoms may include: waiting or compounding coughhacking up mucus or blood chest pain that compounds when you breathe profoundly, snicker, or coughhoarseness shortness of breath wheezing weakness and fatigue loss of appetite and weight loss You might likewise have recurrent respiratory infections, for example, pneumonia or bronchitis. As cancer spreads, additional symptoms rely upon where new tumors structure. For example, if in the: lymph hubs: knots, particularly in the neck or collarbone bones: bone pain, particularly in the back, ribs, or hips cerebrum or spine: migraine, wooziness, balance issues, or deadness in arms or legs liver: yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice) Tumors at the top of the lungs can affect facial nerves, prompting hanging of one eyelid, little student, or absence of perspiration on one side of the face. Together, these symptoms are called Horner syndrome. It can likewise cause shoulder pain. Tumors can push on the enormous vein that transports blood between the head, arms, and heart. This can cause swelling of the face, neck, upper chest, and arms. Lung cancer sometimes creates a substance like hormones, causing a wide variety of symptoms called paraneoplastic syndrome, which include: muscle weakness nausea vomiting liquid retention high blood pressure high blood sugar disarray seizures trance like state Anybody can get lung cancer, but 90 percent of lung cancer cases are the result of smoking. From the moment you breathe in smoke into your lungs, it starts damaging your lung tissue. The lungs can fix the harm, but continued exposure to smoke makes it progressively difficult for the lungs to keep up the fix. When cells are harmed, they start to act abnormally, improving the probability of developing lung cancer. Little cell lung cancer is almost dependably associated with substantial smoking. When you stop smoking, you lower your risk of lung cancer after some time. Exposure to radon, a naturally existing radioactive gas, is the second driving cause, as indicated by the American Lung Association. Radon enters structures through little breaks in the foundation. Smokers who are likewise exposed to radon have an extremely high risk of lung cancer.

Lung Cancer

Author : Heine H. Hansen
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The "Europe against Cancer" programme has, from its inception, emphasised the key role which general practitioners must play in the actions necessary to achieve its aim of reduc ing the incidence and the mortality from cancer in the European Community. General practitioners, because of their day-to-day direct and continuing contact with patients, playa role not only in primary prevention and education of patients, but also in motivating their patients to accept secondary prevention and screening, some of it carried out by general practitioners themselves. These preventive activities are in addition to their traditional role in the care and management of patients with cancer at home, and increas ingly, their role in active treatment. In view of the importance of the general practitioner in the "Europe against Cancer" pro gramme, the European Commission, with a view to providing general practitioners with up-to-date useful information, has sponsored the production of this series of publications on organ based cancers, especially written for general practitioners. MICHEL RICHONNIER Coordinator ofthe "Europe against Cancer" programme, Commission ofthe European Communities, Brussels Preface To decrease the death rate of lung cancer is today one of the major challenges of medical doctors all over the world. In Europe alone, one person is dying of lung cancer every two minutes. Accordingly, most physicians will regularly in their career be confronted with a patient being either suspect of or having a lung cancer.

Cancer of the Lung

Author : Gordon F. Murray
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Lung Cancer

Author : Anne-Marie C. Dingemans
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Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer worldwide – it is estimated to cause nearly one in five cancer deaths. Most lung cancer patients are diagnosed late and for many of them, there are currently no curative therapy options available, meaning long-term survival is still low. Nevertheless, enormous progress has been made in the field during the last decade. This Monograph provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge of and advances in lung cancer, covering areas such as: screening; tobacco control; COPD; diagnosis; therapy; and treatment of early stage lung cancer from both a surgeon’s and radiation oncologist’s perspective. Very recent achievements in innovative fields, such as targeted therapies and immunotherapies, are also discussed.

Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer

Author : Marilyn Haas
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In the United States, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death. Even more devastating is its five-year survival rate of only 15.8%. Despite these dismal facts, lung cancer receives little national attention and research and funding for lung cancer lags behind other cancers. The intent of Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer: A Nursing Perspective is to provide oncology nurses and healthcare professionals with in-depth information on the issues that surround this disease, so that they might impact both education and research and provide better care for their patients. Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer addresses all aspects of the disease from incidence, risk factors, and the biology of lung cancer, to the latest modes of treatment. Also discussed are controversies in the detection and screening of lung cancer, and the special issues facing individuals with lung cancer.

Cancer of the Lung endemiology

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Lung Cancer

Author : Anne C. Chiang
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Lung cancer has seen a paradigm shift in disease treatment over the past few years, with major changes in the therapeutic drugs now available as well as in the overall management approach. For targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches, understanding the biology of acquired resistance is a key strategy that has yielded productive advances in the subsequent treatment. Future advances also include incorporating biomarker data obtained from solid and liquid biopsies, as well as combination of immunotherapy with radiotherapy and in special populations such patients with CNS involvement.

Basic and Clinical Concepts of Lung Cancer

Author : Heine H. Hansen
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The last volume dealing with lung cancer in this series in Cancer Treatment and Research was published in 1986 and entitled Lung Cancer: Basic and Clinical Aspects. The present book continues the outline of the previous volume by presenting up-to-date information on lung cancer in critical reviews of new important basic and clinical concepts of lung cancer. The present volume has broadened the scope by also including chapters dealing with issues such as epidemiology, prophylaxis, and histopathology of lung cancer. The content of the book thus reflects the increasing awareness of a global disease that is more and more in focus, not only scientifically but also politically. The latter fact results increasingly in changes in health legisla tion, with prevention measures influencing everyday life. The great interest in the disease is natural, considering that more than one patient dies from lung cancer every minute globally. The first chapter is from the Cancer Unit, WHO, Geneva, and describes in detail the epidemiologic features of lung cancer, which is the second most frequent cancer in the world with 660,500 new cases annually; it will soon surpass stomach cancer as the leader. Thirty-one percent of the cases occur in developing countries, where the increase is especially dramatic.