Lung cancer has mushroomed in the past 3 decades to become a major health problem. While once viewed as always fatal, new research has led to therapies that give some real hope to the lung cancer patient. It is crucial to be well-educated about this disease to help you choose the proper therapy. Selecting the right treatment can literally make the difference between life and death. It is important to have the peace-of-mind knowing that you have done everything possible to help fight lung cancer successfully.
Our review tells you about the types of Lung cancer such as Squamous Cell Carcinoma (40% of cases), Adenocarcinoma (30% of cases), and Small Cell Carcinoma, also called "Oat Cell". We explain what causes or increases the risk for small cell cancer, along with can small cell lung cancer be prevented. What the symptoms are, such as Paraneoplastic Syndromes (PNS). SIADH which means "syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone."
The review tells you how small cell cancer starts, and how it spreads. How the small cell cancer is diagnosed and evaluated by means of MRI, Brain CT, CBC, SMA. Why the prostate in men should be checked, and a PAP smear in females should be done.
The FDA has approved a new drug called "Photofrin". This drug can help patients in the earliest stages of lung cancer. Our Lung cancer transcript explains what "pack-years" are. How Marijuana contributes to Lung cancer. How asbestos is linked to malignant mesothelioma. Did you know that smoking cigars or pipes doubles the risk of Lung cancer compared to the risk in non-smokers. Other substances associated with Lung cancer include nickel, chromium compounds, chloromethyl ether, and air pollutants. What are the signs to look for? A new cough, hoarseness, anorexia, weight loss, fatigue, are just a few of the tell tale signs to look out for. Distant metastases (spreading), are not uncommon and usually occur later on. Liver, Brain, and bone may be involved.
How radiation exposure increases the risk of "small cell" Lung cancer. We explain all about Radon, which is an important cause of Lung cancer in non-smokers. We explain about Lymph nodes, Liver, Brain, Bone, and Bone Marrow. We talk about "oat cell" "Hexagonal cell" "lymphocytic", and "spindle cell" carcinomas. Did you know that "Adenocarcinoma" is the most common cell type occurring in non-smokers, especially young women.