Lung Cancer Survival Rate Without Treatment
It is the most universal form of cancer in men worldwide whereas, the fifth most common form of cancer in women.
In medical terminology, the malevolent transformation and expansion of lung tissues causes cancer in lungs, in simple words, the rapid growth of abnormal cells in the lungs leads to cancer which may start anywhere in the lungs and cause respiratory issues, healthy tissues are destroyed and invaded and the whole body is affected.
When examined under a microscope by a pathologist lung cancer can be of two types, namely:’
• Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC): This type of cancer accounts for 20% of lung cancer, with smoking being one of the most common causes for SCLC.
• Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): NSCLC is accountable for 80% of lung cancers, which have related symptoms. This includes Squamous cell carcinoma (also called epidermoid carcinoma), Large Cell Carcinoma, Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Treatment of cancer (lung) varies as it is based on the exact location and the extent of spread. Usually, there are no definite signs or symptoms in the early stages, as they only occur later in the advance stages.
It is only on a routine chest X-ray or CT scan that cancer (in the lungs) in the form of coin lesions, is detected in its tumour form which looks like a coin. Some of the symptoms of cancer (lung) include:
• A persistent cough which worsens with time
• Aggravation of an existing chronic cough
• Blood being