By Tim Murphy and Tyler Mason
What is Lung Cancer
Getting Familiar with Lung Cancer
How to Diagnose
A cough that does not go away;
Shortness of breath;
Swelling of the neck and face;
Significant weight loss that is not due to dieting or vigorous exercise, fatigue and loss of appetite;
Bloody or brown-colored spit or phlegm (sputum);
Unexplained fever; and
- Recurrent lung infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.”
This process uses high-emery rays to kill off the cancer cells. It can either be used as a primary treatment or used as a way to shrink tumors before surgery. This is either internal or an external process. The external process is minimally invasive while the internal process revolves around probes, needles and or wires being placed near the tumor.
This is one of the most popular treatment options as it is the least invasive. It is also one of the most uncomfortable. This therapy uses drugs to kill the cancer cells. These drugs can lead to nausea, pain and is the therapy that causes hair-loss. The medication will mistake certain cells for cancerous cells such as hair cells.
This process Is a surgical procedure in which the tumor/s will be located and removed to the fullest possible extent. How invasive is it? It depends on how much of the cancer has spread and how many tumors are present. This process only succeeds if all cancerous cells are fully removed.
There are many more options but the 3 listed above are the most common treatments.
This is an image of some of the medication used in the process
This is an image of non-invasive Radiation Therapy
This is an image of a tumor removal in process
There is Always Hope
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