Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment | AMO Oncology Centre

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Lung cancer Treatment
Lung cancer

Lung cancer results from uncontrolled lung cell proliferation. Most lung cancer cases are associated with smoking. The most common lung cancer is epitheliomatous cancer. It can be prevented mainly by avoiding pollutants and other risk factors and eating more vegetables and fruit.

Surgical excision
Removal of lung tumor with surgery is the most direct approach. However, if shortness of breath already existed prior to surgery, the patient may experience difficulty breathing post surgery. Its therapeutic effect may not be as significant as that of radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
It uses high-energy radiant rays to destroy cancer cells. The doctor will, to the greatest extent, aim the ray at the cancer cells to avoid damaging the normal cells. The therapy consists of external radiotherapy and internal radiotherapy, of which the former is applied in most treatments. However, its side effects include loss of appetite, feeling tired, burning skin sensation, hair loss, etc.
It inhibits cell growth with anticancer drugs, and through intravenous injection, the drug can run through the blood circulation system and destroy cancer cells all over the body. However, its side effects include feeling tired, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, mouth pain or ulcers, loss of appetite, etc.
Targeted therapy
The principle of targeted therapy is to use a drug to lock the proteins responsible for cancer cell growth, making it difficult for cancer cells to proliferate and thus die out. Targeted therapy drugs are precise in action and harmless to good cells, thus producing fewer side effects. Targeted therapy drugs mainly consist of cancer cell growth inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies.
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