Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung.
This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs.
Treatment and prognosis depend upon the histological type of cancer, the stage (degree of spread), and the patient’s performance status. But trust your gut; if you or someone you love is feeling or behaving in a way that’s out of character, see the doctor about it.
Possible treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. In the case of lung cancer, this is particularly important for anyone with a history of smoking.
Among those 50 to 64, the overall incidence of cancer was increased almost four fold, and the incidence of brain tumors was increased 37 times.The most common symptoms are shortness of breath, coughing (including coughing up blood), and weight loss.The main types of lung cancer are small cell lung carcinoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma.One of the most common–and saddest stories–I hear is from those with non-small cell lung cancer, which is the most common kind and often isn’t diagnosed until it’s Stage 3 or 4.A common site for this type of lung cancer to metastasize, or spread, is to the brain.