Immunotherapy for Metastatic Lung Cancer

Lung cancer has long been considered one of the most challenging cancers to treat because it has usually spread by the time you’re diagnosed. When it spreads to other body parts, doctors refer to it as metastatic. The newest field of cancer medicine, called Immunotherapy, is an effective treatment option for metastatic lung cancer. Getting…

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinal Cancers

Mediastinum is an anatomical region which is surrounded by thoracic cavity, thoracic entry on the top, diaphragm at the bottom, vertebral column at the posterior, sternum at the front and parietal pleura at the side. Mediastinum is divided into two as superior and inferior with a line extending from the anguli sterni to the fourth inter-vertebral…

Lung Cancer and Early Diagnosis – Close Tracking

What is it?They are the cancers caused by prolonged exposure of the lung cells to various types of cancer-causing agents (cigarette, air pollution, radon gas). 75% of patients can be diagnosed very late when the disease is advanced. Causes of lung cancer?  SMOKING is the biggest cause (including passive smoking) (90%). In addition, air pollution,…

Chest Wall Cancer

Primary chest wall cancers are a large group of benign or malignant tumors, which are originated from cortex, bone, cartilage and soft tissues in thorax. Spreads in the chest wall can stem from lungs, pleura, muscles or breast cancer. These might be distant spreading or more often local involvement. Various non-cancer diseases might also spread…

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Causes of Death from Lung Cancer

Tumor Burden The presence of tumor was the cause of death in 30 percent of people with lung cancer, a statistic that was further broken down to 4 percent of people dying from “tumor load” in the lungs, and 26 percent due to “tumor load” from metastases. Infections Infections were responsible for death in 20…

Surgical Teatment of Lung Cancer

Surgical Treatment of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers. The most common cause of lung cancer smoking! Early diagnosis is very important. Quitting smoking immediately and not being exposed to secondhand smoke as soon as the diagnosis is essential. Before starting the treatment process, it is crucial that the cancer is diagnosed correctly and determined…