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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.

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.

What You Need to Know about Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer Your Questions Expert Answers

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Lung Cancer: Your Questions, Expert Answers, Fourth Edition guides patients and their families through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Providing both the doctor’s and patient’s point of view, this book is a complete guide to understanding treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more.

Cancer of the Lung

Author : Gordon F. Murray
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Lung Cancer

Author : Alba Fabiola Costa Torres
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Among the deadliest type of cancers, lung cancer faces several challenges in diagnosis and treatment: late diagnosis and misdiagnosis, inadequate tumor sampling, and resistance development to current therapies, among others. Together with advances in the understanding of molecular features, factors, and mechanisms involved in initiation and tumor progression, important improvements have occurred in diagnostics and therapeutics in the shape of advances in molecular genotyping, procedures for sampling, new potential, and less invasive sources of samples for the diagnosis and development of new targeted therapies. The aim of this book is to provide an exciting read on strategies in the diagnosis and therapy of lung cancer.

You Can Beat Lung Cancer

Author : Carl O. Helvie
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Significantly increase your chances of long-term lung cancer survival by using holistic Alternative/Integrative interventions by physicians/ health practitioners.

Lung Cancer

Author : Jacqueline Langwith
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According to the Mayo Clinic, Lung Cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancers combined. This book provides essential information on Lung Cancer, but also serves as a historical survey, by providing information on the controversies surrounding its causes, and first-person narratives by people coping with Lung Cancer. Patients, family members, or caregivers explain the condition from their own experience. The symptoms, causes, treatments, and potential cures are explained in detail. Essential to anyone trying to learn about diseases and conditions, the alternative treatments are explored. Student researchers and readers will find this book easily accessible through its careful and conscientious editing and a thorough introduction to each essay.

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.

Focus on Lung Cancer Research

Author : Robert L. Carafaro
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Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world and a major cause of death. This new book brings together stellar research from around the world. The two main types of primary lung cancer small cell and non-small cell are examined. The book's scope encompasses the three main types of non-small cell lung cancer: squamous cell carcinoma which is the commonest type of lung cancer and develops in the cells which line the airways; adenocarcinoma develops from the cells which produce mucus in the lining of the airways; large cell carcinoma gets its name from the large, rounded cells that are seen when they are examined under the microscope. About 1 in 5 lung cancers are small cell, the rest non-small cell. Causes of lung cancer are primarily smoking, but include as well exposure to radon, asbestos, uranium, arsenic, and certain petroleum products. Research and new drugs are appearing with increasing frequency in this field.