Lung cancer is a type of cancer which develops in the lungs. Lungs are the two spongy organs in the chest that are responsible for taking in oxygen when you inhale and releasing carbon dioxide when your exhale. The lungs consist of five lobes – there are three lobes on the right lung and two on the left one, and cancer may develop in any of these lobes.
Lung cancer is caused by smoking or second-hand smoking that one may be exposed to; it may also occur in people who have never smoked or been exposed to secondhand smoke as well.
Lung cancer doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms in its early stages but instead causes symptoms in its advanced stages. These symptoms may include:
It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms are persistent.
Depending on your overall health, the stage of cancer and your preferences, Dr Dongo may recommend a surgical cancer treatment suitable for you. Surgery is done to remove the lung cancer and a margin of healthy lung tissue. There are different procedures to remove lung cancer; these include: