Your lung is an important part of your body through which the entire respiratory system functions effectively. Lung cancer has been one of the major causes of death of thousands of people worldwide.
One of the prominent reasons for lung cancer is smoking. Excessive smoking can cause lung cancer.
Lung cancer is seen mostly in elders. Almost 70% is reported with lung cancer among senior citizens while less than 3% develops under the age of 45 years.
There are two types of lung cancer -- small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.
There are multiple causes of lung cancer, but the most familiar cause is smoking, and if people have a family history of lung cancer.
Here are the various stages of lung cancer and its symptoms.
• Stage 1: Cancer develop but isn't scattered beyond the lungs
• Stage 2: Cancer occurs nearby lymph glands along with the lungs.
• Stage 3: Cancer now spread into the mid-chest through the lungs.
• Stage 3A: Cancer remains on a similar side of the chest.
• Stage 3B: Cancer has scattered to another side of the chest.
• Stage 4: Cancer has finally scattered to remote organs through the lungs.
Here are some early Lung cancer signs:
1. A new lung cancer cough that is relentless.
2. Blood can be visible with the cough
3. Chest ache, shoulder pain, and back pain while coughing.
4. Breathing difficulty all of a sudden.
5. Weight loss
6. Weak and tired
7. Not hungry
8. occurrence of lung infections
9. Throaty harshness
Advanced lung cancer symptoms:
In the advanced stage which is the final stage, cancer would begin to spread across the organs of the body which is quite severe as it would impact the liver, bones, and in some cases even the brain.
In the advanced stage the symptoms are:
• Ache in bones
• Swelled neck, face, and arms
• Limbs numbness
• Headache and lightheadedness
• difficulty in vision
• Lumps develops in the neck area
There are various ways of treating lung cancer which depend on the type and the area it spreads. The ways are:
• Radiation therapy
• Targeted therapy