Know The Types Of Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Mahdi Shabazz on April 4th, 2019

Mostly, lung cancer occurs in the epithelial cell of the lung. Sometimes, they can also arise within the blood vessel of the lung.

The symptoms of lung cancer can take years to come to the surface. Some of the symptoms of lung cancer are strong coughs, pain in the back due to coughing, change of mucus color when coughed from sputum, breathing or swallowing difficulty, sound during breathing, pneumonia or blood coming out in the sputum.

Available Treatments

Fort Myers Lung Cancer Treatment can vary depending on the condition of the patient, the location of the tumor and how it has spread out.

Surgery

In a case where the cancer is not really spread out, the general health of the patient is good and breathing is satisfactory, surgical removal of the tumor is suggested by doctors. This process is called lobectomy. Sometimes, when the complete lobe cannot be removed, the tumor that is next to healthy cells can be removed or just the area of cancer. In case the entire lung needs to be removed, the process of pneumonectomy is performed. Recovery time can depend on the type of surgery and the health of the patient.

Radiation

Radiation or radiotherapy is sometimes given to the patient to kill the cancer cells in the lungs. In this process, a high level of X-ray is used to kill cancer cells. This process only takes a few minutes and does not cause any pain. A lot of care is taken to protect the other parts of the lung or tissue from getting harmed. This treatment is given usually over a few sittings and over a few days or weeks. This type of radiation is to be given only to the part that is affected hence it cannot be used for a large area as it may harm the good cells as well.

Chemotherapy

This treatment is given when cancer has spread out. This treatment stops the growth of cancer cells by use of a medication which is either given in the form of intravenous or a pill. This is to be given a few times over a specific period. This type of treatment may have some side effects but the doctors have ways to counter them.

Minimal Invasive Surgical Methods

To avoid pain and discomfort caused by surgery, doctors may advise going for minimally invasive surgery. This surgery is performed with the help of a very small video camera of three inches. This camera is inserted into the chest through a very small cut. This helps the surgeon to see the area being operated easily at Southwest Florida Cancer Clinic.

Other than cancer, you can also know about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease online and know its symptoms, procedure, and treatment.


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