General information about the lungs
The lungs are the main organs of the respiratory system. These organs are sponge-like, cone-shaped, and are located in the chest cavity. The purpose of the lungs are to provide oxygen to the body and to remove carbon dioxide from it.
What is lung cancer?
Lung cancer is a form of cancer that begins with malignant cell growth in the tissues of the lung. Common causes of lung cancer include long term exposure to tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke, asbestos exposure, and air pollution.
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer are largely dependent on the size of the cancer and the invasion of the tissues. Up to 25% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have no early warning signs. Symptoms could include:
Traditional treatment options for lung cancer
Radiation therapy may also be considered an option for some lung cancer patients. Radiation therapy is used in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells and cause a reduction in tumor size. It is most often used for lung cancer that has metastasized. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often performed simultaneously.
Hope4Cancer Institute treatment program for lung cancer
Lung cancer is a very stressful diagnosis and your healthcare team understands this. At Hope4Cancer Institute we will make every effort to keep you up to date and comfortable with your diagnosis, options, and treatment. We work with you to ensure that every aspect of your lung cancer treatment program is successful. The recommendations your healthcare team make to you will be for the most effective alternative treatments.
Individual treatment plans will vary. Hope4Cancer Institute optimizes your lung cancer treatment program by integrating our therapies which could include:
Our therapies can help to reduce cancer related side effects and improve your overall quality of life.
Our innovative approach to cancer treatment focuses not only on the disease, but on the patient's mind, body, and spirit.. If you are looking for a lung cancer treatment program that treats more than just your cancer, Hope4Cancer Institute is the place for you. Call us today at 888-544-5993. Our patient liaison is waiting to tell you more about our innovative approach to lung cancer treatment.
Death and mortality statistics for lung cancer