Lung Cancer

Best Doctors & Hospitals for Treatment of Lung Cancer in India

Lung Cancer

  • IBN Sina Medicare

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

  • Coughing: a persistent cough for 2 - 3 weeks
  • Coughing up blood:  blood or rust-colored sputum
  • Breathing difficulties: wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite: loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss.
  • Fatigue:  persistent tiredness or lack of energy
  • Recurring infections: persistent chest infections, bronchitis or pneumonia could be signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

Main symptoms for an advance stage of lung cancer

The advance stage of lung cancer is when it is spread to other sites in the body. This could be affecting brain, liver or bone. Besides above mentioned, one could develop other signs and symptoms like:

  • Persistent bone pain
  • Swelling of face or neck
  • Persistent headaches or dizziness
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Signs of Jaundice
  • Lumps in the neck or collar bone region

Causes of Lung Cancer

Main cause of lung cancer is smoking and also people exposed to passive smoking could also develop the condition. 
SmokingSmoking cigarettes is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. Using other types of tobacco products is considered carcinogenic and increases the risk of developing lung cancer and other cancers like  mouth or oesophageal. To name some of these products:
  • cigars
  • pipe tobacco
  • snuff (a powdered form of tobacco)
  • chewing tobacco
Passive smokingPeople who are frequently exposed to passive smoking increases the chances of developing lung cancer. There are studies which indicate that non-smoking women who share the house with a smoker are 25% more likely to develop ling cancer.
RadonRadon can also damage your lungs as it has a radioactive gas emitted from  uranium which is present in all rocks and soils. Also found in buildings.
Occupational exposure and pollutionExposure to certain chemicals and substances  such as caol, arsenic, cadium used in several occupations and industries has been linked to a slightly higher risk of developing lung cancer. These chemicals and substances include:
  • arsenic
  • asbestos
  • beryllium
  • cadmium
  • coal and coke fumes
  • silica
  • nickel

Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

A bone marrow transplant is a medical procedure and associated with some risk factors like:

  • low blood pressure
  • a headache
  • nausea
  • pain
  • shortness of breath
  • chills
  • a fever

The above complications depends on several factors:

  • age
  • overall health
  • type of disease
  • the type of transplant

Best Doctors for Treatment of Lung Cancer in india

Ask any query about Lung Cancer and Top Doctors will reply