February 25, 2024

A low-dose CT scan of the lungs can determine how far the cancer has spread, while a biopsy provides detailed information about the cancer.

Gujarat: The disease of cancer is strengthening its grip all over the world. Day by day increasing number of this disease is alarming. It is a disease that, is caused by the way people live. Chemical and adulterated food, continuous smoking, consumption of tobacco and spices, habits including alcohol and work environment are also the most responsible. Cancer Day is celebrated but due to increasing incidence of lung cancer August 1 is specially celebrated as World Lung Cancer Day.

According to the doctor, when lung cells grow uncontrollably, they become tumors called lung cancer. The disease is not contagious, but smoking cessation is advised to stop the spread of the disease in the patient. Tests like CT scan and biopsy are usually done to diagnose lung cancer. A low-dose CT scan of the lungs can determine how far the cancer has spread, while a biopsy provides detailed information about the cancer.

Lung patients account for 6.8 percent of the total cancer cases in the world, who smokes daily. Especially those who have smoked 20 cigarette daily for 20 years increase the risk of cancer. However, even a light smoker can develop cancer. If symptoms of lung cancer include coughing, coughing up blood, back or chest pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, hoarseness, it is necessary to check for cancer. So if proper treatment is given early, cancer can be removed from the root.

If the cancer reaches stage-4, chemotherapy is the only treatment

According to the doctor, the treatment of cancer is determined by the stage at which it is. Cancers can be classified from stage-1 to stage-4 after various reports. Stage-1 means the early stage of cancer. In this stage, surgery can be done to remove the cancerous part. In case of stage-2 and 3, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are given. While in stage-4 only chemotherapy can be given.

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